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Босоногий мальчик (Bosonogiy malchik) (English translation)

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Barefoot Boy

A noon, hot noon, a city and a port quay,
A barefoot boy danced tarantella.
And a crowd of passers-by, with different
Skins and faiths, from different countries
Rained coins of different colours to his feet.
 
There was a time many years ago
When that boy was the happiest in the world.
There was a time when some people were rich
And some were free like south wind.
 
A noon, the same city, but after many years,
A white Chevrolet replaced the devil-may-care dances.
You will come with a long-time melancholy to the night quay
Where you danced before, when a barefoot boy.
 
There was a time many years ago
When that boy was the happiest in the world.
There was a time when some people were rich
And some were free like south wind.
 
There was a time many years ago
When that boy was the happiest in the world.
There was a time when some people were rich
And some were free like south wind.
 
There was a time many years ago
When that boy was the happiest in the world.
There was a time when some people were rich
And some were free like south wind.
 
There was a time many years ago
When that boy was the happiest in the world.
There was a time when some people were rich
And some were free like south wind.
 
Thanks!
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Submitted by SalutonSaluton on Sat, 24/05/2014 - 08:45
Last edited by SalutonSaluton on Tue, 27/05/2014 - 17:23
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Босоногий мальчик (Bosonogiy malchik)

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Alexander SokoloffAlexander Sokoloff    Tue, 26/01/2021 - 05:30
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Quite a decent translation! A proofreading by a native English speaker wouldn't hurt though.

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