Dyevushka (Девушка) (English translation)

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Dyevushka (Девушка)

В ресторане мрачно я напился как говнюк,
А ансамбль бацал свой очередной блатнюк.
Я увидел эту кралю и меня пробил озноб,
Ты пошла, я искурил пол-пачки сигарет,
Резко я захавал очень тухлый свой лангет,
За тобою моментально резко ломанул как жлоб.
 
Девушка, девушка! Только не спеши!
Я с тобою! Лишь официанту дам гроши!
Девушка, девушка! Я ловлю такси!
Только ты шнифты не гаси!
 
Мы присели на скамейку, ты была скромна,
Просидеть решил с тобой до позднего темна,
Но лангет вонючий очень резко о себе дал знать,
Так попёрло, что пошли мурашки по спине,
Сильно побледнел я, и сказал: «Пора уж мне!»
Ты сказала нежно: «Милый, я хочу ещё поторчать».
 
Девушка, девушка! Я на пять минут,
Отлучусь, мне надобно в кустах отдохнуть,
Девушка, девушка! Надо в туалет —
Очень был несвежим лангет!
 
Мы сидели словно Виннипых и Приторчок,
Я ж не виноват, что сильно захотел в толчок,
Я засел в кустах и оторвался там от всей души,
Сразу полегчало, я опять хочу с тобой.
 
Но ты ломанула так, с походочкой блатной,
Заорал я снова: «Девушка, девушка не спеши!»
 
Девушка только не спеши уходить,
Это ведь природа — это с каждым может быть,
Девушка девушка у меня понос,
Ты не отворачивай нос!
 
Submitted by SaintMark on Mon, 29/05/2017 - 16:16
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English translation

Girl

I brooded in the restaurant and drank myself silly
while the band played one dirge after the other.
I saw this chick and I got the shakes.
You went away, I smoked half a pack,
wolfed down my pretty gruesome grilled beef
and ran after you in a hurry like a savage.
 
Girl, girl! Don't hurry like that!
I'm with you! Just let me give a lousy tip to the waiter!
Girl, girl! I'll grab a cab!
Don't give me the cold shoulder1!
 
We sat on a bench, you were shy,
I decided to seat next to you until dark,
but the stinking grilled beef made itself pretty conspicuous,
so hard that it sent a shiver down my spine.
I went pale as a sheet and said "Be back in a sec!"
You answered tenderly "darling, I'd rather stay here a bit longer"
 
Girl, girl! I'll be only a minute!
I won't get far, I just need a little rest in the bushes.
Girl, girl! I'm in for a number two.
The grilled beef was really high!
 
We sat there like Beavis and Butt-Head2.
It's not my fault if I had to take a crap.
I squatted in the bushes and eagerly relieved myself.
I immediately felt better and wanted to be with you again.
 
But you ducked out just like that,
and I yelled again "Girl, girl, don't be in such a hurry!"
 
Girl, don't walk away so fast,
it's just nature, it could happen to anyone.
Girl, girl, I've got the runs,
don't wrinkle your nose at me!
 
  • 1. lit. "don't extinguish my eyes". That's not exactly the same meaning, but the general idea is there
  • 2. it's about a Soviet-era adaptation of Winnie the Pooh, apparently
Submitted by Guest on Sun, 24/06/2018 - 20:31
Added in reply to request by SaintMark
Author's comments:

A typical example of the appalling bad taste the band could wallow in.
I can imagine why not that many people volunteered to answer the request.
But what the heck, it was fun to translate.

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Igeethecat    Sun, 24/06/2018 - 20:41

Now you know why there’s not too many volunteers to translate it, hah?

Лишь официанту дам гроши — he is giving very lousy tips to the waiter
I’ll rest for a while, not my cup of tea Regular smile and I take it green, no sugar, no milk Regular smile

petit élève    Sun, 24/06/2018 - 20:44

Well that sure is no Bulgakov, but that's still Russian of a sort Regular smile

petit élève    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 14:39

How would you translate that? "don't kill me" or something?

petit élève    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 14:50

frankly I don't get the idea. How can "don't extinguish the fire in my eyes" turn into beat/punish/hurt/maul ?

Igeethecat    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 15:13

Don't try to get rid of me????

petit élève    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 16:12

would "don't give me the cold shoulder" do?

Igeethecat    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 16:20

Yes, I think it will work. I am not very familiar with this kind of Russian, but I believe this is what they meant.

Sophia_    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 07:52

Виннипых и Приторчок - это из анекдота.
-- Пятачок - Винни-Пуху:- Пpивет Винни!- Я тебе не Винни,а Винни-ПЫХ!- ...ну тогда я Пpитоpчок!.
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We sat there like Beavis and Butt-Head --- Teeth smile

petit élève    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 16:16

Oh well, I suppose I could make it sound as gruesome as the original, but scatology is not my favourite kind of humor.

petit élève    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 16:40

Относиться с брезгливым высокомерием и пренебрежением -> sounds good to me. "wrinkle one's nose at someone" is pretty close.
It alludes to the stink too Regular smile

Igeethecat    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 16:51

Your translation is fine, I just added it FYI and to let you know that i FINALLY read the last line of the song Teeth smile

SaintMark    Mon, 25/06/2018 - 19:45

still better than SEREBRO *fixes tie*