Letel golub' (Летел голубь) (English translation)

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Letel golub' (Летел голубь)

Летел голубь, летел сизой
Со голубицею,
Шел удалой молодец
С красной девицею.
 
Что не сизенькой голубчик —
Добрый молодец идет,
Что не сизая голубка —
Красна девица-душа.
 
Позади идут товарищи,
Высматривают,
Чтой высматривают, да,
Выговаривают:
 
— Как бы эта голубица
У голубя жила,
Если б эта красна девица
За мною пожила!
 
Кладу голубя на ручку,
Не тешится,
Переложу на другу,
Не ластится.
 
Изошел голубь домой,
Полетай, голубь, домой,
Полетай, голубь, домой, да,
Ко голубушке своей.
 
Сизый голубь сворковал,
Голубушку целовал,
Голубушка сворковала,
Голубчика целовала.
 
Submitted by vodkapivovodkapivo on Sat, 30/11/2013 - 06:43
Last edited by FaryFary on Sun, 20/03/2016 - 13:12
Submitter's comments:

Sings - Elena Frolova.

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English translation

A dove flew

A blue-gray dove(1) flew
With his lady-dove(2),
A brave guy walked
With a nice gal.
 
If it's not a blue-gray dove —
It is a good guy,
And if it's not a blue-gray lady-dove —
It is a beautiful gal(3).
 
Friends are going behind
Looking at them.
They are looking and
Saying:
 
— How would this lady-dove
live with this dove,
If this nice gal
Lived with me!
 
I put the dove into my hand,
It does not calm down,
I put it into another hand,
It is not caressing.
 
The dove flew home,
Fly, the dove, home
Yes, the dove, fly home,
To your lady-dove.
 
Blue-gray dove cooed
And kissed his lady-dove,
Lady-dove cooed
And kissed her dove.
 
Submitted by Anton GolovchenkoAnton Golovchenko on Wed, 20/02/2019 - 11:02
Added in reply to request by Zarina01Zarina01
Author's comments:

(1) male dove
(2) female dove
(3) literally it is also called "soul" here, that means that this girl is very lovely to the author and he/she cares much

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