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Императрица (Imperatritsa) (English translation)

  • Artist: Irina Allegrova (Ирина Аллегрова)
  • Song: Императрица (Imperatritsa)
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The Empress

The empress' bower has seen
quite a lot in its days.
The succession of cavaliers
makes her sad now.
But her heart can't be commanded,
it asks to keep on loving.
And at night a coach will carry her
to the outskirts of Moscow.
 
And there the wild empress
in the arms of young cavaliers
will forget everything,
as though the night would last forever,
as though disappointment
would not ensue with a new day.
Make merry, wild empress,
and the whole country over which you rule
will follow your example.
Falling in love is easy, empress,
when an officer looks at you
with such passionate blue eyes.
 
Tomorrow Her Majesty will again
fill the throne room with majesty.
And all these arrogant eyes will again
hit her like electric shocks.
But her heart can't be commanded,
it asks to keep on loving.
And at night a coach will carry her
to the outskirts of Moscow.
 
There the wild empress
in the arms of young cavaliers
will forget everything,
as though the night would last forever,
as though disappointment
would not ensue with a new day.
Make merry, wild empress,
and the whole country over which you rule
will follow your example.
Falling in love is easy, empress,
when an officer looks at you
with such passionate blue eyes.
 
Make merry, wild empress,
and the whole country over which you rule
will follow your example.
Falling in love is easy, empress,
when an officer looks at you
with such passionate blue eyes.
 
Make merry, wild empress,
and the whole country over which you rule
will follow your example.
Falling in love is easy, empress,
when an officer looks at you
with such passionate blue eyes.
 
And there the wild empress
in the arms of young cavaliers
will forget everything,
as though the night would last forever,
as though disappointment
would not ensue with a new day.
Make merry, wild empress,
and the whole country over which you rule
will follow your example.
Falling in love is easy, empress,
when an officer looks at you
with such passionate blue eyes.
 
Thanks!
thanked 5 times
Do whatever you want with my translations.
They no more belong to me than the air I breathe.
Submitted by silencedsilenced on Tue, 14/07/2020 - 03:17
Added in reply to request by MetodiusMetodius
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Императрица (Imperatritsa)

Comments
Pinchus ZelenogorskyPinchus Zelenogorsky    Tue, 14/07/2020 - 03:27

О, Ирина Аллергова. Мне от нее хочется чихать.
>will err, following your example.
А зачем err?

silencedsilenced    Tue, 14/07/2020 - 03:35

As "commit sins" or "be wrong". I just felt "follow your example" would not be clear enough.
Maybe I should change "wander" instead?
What do you think?

Pinchus ZelenogorskyPinchus Zelenogorsky    Tue, 14/07/2020 - 03:43

"И вся страна, которой правишь ты, Берет с тебя пример" - В этих словах нет этической оценки.
>Maybe I should change "wander" instead?
Да. "Гуляй, шальная императрица," это скорее "Сarouse (make merry), wild empress"

silencedsilenced    Tue, 14/07/2020 - 03:46

So basically the empress spending her nights in the arms of young officers is a good thing? I will make the peasants happier?

Pinchus ZelenogorskyPinchus Zelenogorsky    Tue, 14/07/2020 - 03:53

Ну, при ней Россия сказочно разбогатела. Много любовников - много подарков. Социальные лифты опять же. Каждое подаренное имение - размером с Бургундию. Так богатство просачивалось в народ. Наверно и крестьянам кое-что перепало. Нам тоже дворцы остались. И коллекция туфелек из 2000 пар. Есть о чем помечтать.

silencedsilenced    Tue, 14/07/2020 - 03:55

Hahaha sure, I've always wanted a pair of royal slippers.

Sophie78rusSophie78rus    Tue, 14/07/2020 - 07:08

Далеко же её экипаж уносил в песне, ад на окраину Москвы... (Учитывая то, что столица была в Петербурге)

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