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Bilia Topoli (traduction en anglais)

Bilia Topoli

Золоті луги
Ведуть у небокрай.
І сумно навкруги.
Тополя, тополя похилилася.
Там старі батьки
Заплакані стоять.
Прощати було їм сина,
А він героєм став.
Молодий юнак,
Молодий козак.
 
Там, біля тополі калина росте,
Мамині очі чекають тебе.
Сива у розпачі плаче,
Сина все чекає, -
Та в Бога вже його душа.
"Мам, я в бою за волю пішов в далечінь,
За правду і долю нових поколінь.
За тих, хто у морі далеко
І крилами лелеки повернуться живі".
 
Тихо на дворі,
І тільки чути як,
Як матері слова
Летіли, летіли в ніч до козака.
"Бачиш, сину мій,
Свічка не згаса.
До віку буде вже горіти,
Горітиме вона".
Молодий юнак,
Молодий козак.
 
Там, біля тополі калина росте,
Мамині очі чекають тебе.
Сива у розпачі плаче,
Сина все чекає, -
Та в Бога вже його душа.
"Мам, я в бою за волю пішов в далечінь,
За правду і долю нових поколінь.
За тих, хто у морі далеко
І крилами лелеки повернуться живі".
 
Рік вже проминув,
Прийшла нова весна.
А спокою в душі не було,
Не було ну і вже нема.
Там батько змучений
Сам торує шлях,
По ньому мав іти син його,
А його вже нема.
Молодий юнак,
Молодий козак.
 
Там, біля тополі калина росте,
Мамині очі чекають тебе.
Сива у розпачі плаче,
Сина все чекає, -
Та в Бога вже його душа.
"Мам, я в бою за волю пішов в далечінь,
За правду і долю нових поколінь.
За тих, хто у морі далеко
І крилами лелеки повернуться живі".
 
Там, біля тополі калина росте,
Мамині очі чекають тебе.
Сива у розпачі плаче,
Сина все чекає, -
Та в Бога вже його душа.
"Мам, я в бою за волю пішов в далечінь,
За правду і долю нових поколінь.
За тих, хто у морі далеко
І крилами лелеки повернуться живі".
 
Publié par nesteanestea Ven, 06/02/2015 - 04:33
Dernière modification par SindArytiySindArytiy Sam, 27/11/2021 - 17:41
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Near the Poplars

Versions : #1#2
1 Gold meadows
Lead up to the sky
And sadness is all around
Poplar, poplar, leaned over
There, old fathers
Wept as they stood.
Farewell to their son
As he became a hero
Young lad,
young Cossack.
 
There near poplars, the kalyna* grows
Mothers eyes wait for you.
She is crying in despair
Still waiting for her son
But God already has his soul.
Mother, I died for freedom,
For truth and the destiny of future generations.
For those who are far away in the sea
And they will return alive on the stork's wings
 
2 Quietly outside
And only listening as,
As his mother's words
Flew, flew towards the Cossack.
"You see my son
The candle hasn't gone out
Forever she will yet burn
She will burn.
Young lad,
young Cossack."
 
There near poplars, the kalyna* grows
Mothers eyes wait for you.
She is crying in despair
Still waiting for her son
But God already has his soul.
Mother, I died for freedom,
For truth and the destiny of future generations.
For those who are far away in the sea
And they will return alive on the stork's wings
 
3 A year had already passed
A new spring came
But there was no peace of mind,
There was none already and still there is none.
There the tired father
Alone paved the way
For the son to follow it himself
And yet he did not.
Young lad,
Young Cossack.
 
There near poplars, the kalyna* grows
Mothers eyes wait for you.
She is crying in despair
Still waiting for her son
But God already has his soul.
Mother, I died for freedom,
For truth and the destiny of future generations.
For those who are far away in the sea
And they will return alive on the stork's wings
 
There near poplars, the kalyna* grows
Mothers eyes wait for you.
She is crying in despair
Still waiting for her son
But God already has his soul.
Mother, I died for freedom,
For truth and the destiny of future generations.
For those who are far away in the sea
And they will return alive on the stork's wings
 
Merci !
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Publié par DraugarnirDraugarnir Dim, 30/05/2021 - 18:06
Dernière modification par DraugarnirDraugarnir Mar, 05/04/2022 - 18:52
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*kalyna (калина) is the name for Viburnum Opulus, or the guelder-rose.

This translation is my first in Ukrainian, so if you notice anything wrong, please mention it.

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SindArytiySindArytiy    Sam, 27/11/2021 - 17:44

The source lyrics have been updated. Please review your translation.

DraugarnirDraugarnir    Dim, 28/11/2021 - 11:30

Thanks for making me aware of this.
I can't see any difference in the source lyrics, but it has been a long time since I last looked.
As regards the translation itself, I am sure it has problems, but my Ukrainian has unfortunately lapsed since then, so I'm not well-placed to spot these.

If you could point out any change in the source lyrics, that would be a great help, if this translation is even salvageable.

SindArytiySindArytiy    Dim, 28/11/2021 - 15:03

Hello! The following changes have been made:

І сумно на вкруги => І сумно навкруги
Цила у розпачі плаче => Сива у розпачі плаче
Цина все чекає => Сина все чекає
І крилами лелеку повернутьця живі => І крилами лелеки повернуться живі

Added at the end of the second verse (Second verse - "Тихо на дворі..."): Молодий юнак, / Молодий козак

The full version of the second chorus has been added, and at the end the chorus is repeated twice.

DraugarnirDraugarnir    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 20:28

I looked over this, and *think* it is just changes in spelling. The translation itself should stay unchanged, I hope.

When I did the translation, I did it first on paper from this video, then copied it onto this site.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKerRcAF_Tg

OgingerOOgingerO    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 20:30

If you can see, the translation no longer matches the source lyrics - they don't align.

DraugarnirDraugarnir    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 20:33

In the formatting? Or do you mean the translation itself has mistakes? I imagine it does.
If the former, would you prefer it written out in full? At the time I put this up, I was on mobile, hence the abbreviations.

OgingerOOgingerO    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 20:36

In the formatting if you click on the transliteration, you will see it to the right and the original source to the left - since the new changes they now don't align - hence they should be formatted so they align. Regular smile

I can't speak to the translation aspect, I do not know the language - but they should align regardless. I hope that clears it up.

DraugarnirDraugarnir    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 20:37

I just went through it, hopefully that looks better?

OgingerOOgingerO    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 20:38

you have two "homeless" lines

For those who are far away in the sea
And the stork returns alive on her wings

not sure where they are supposed to be.

DraugarnirDraugarnir    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 20:39

I am unsure what you mean, for me they line up.

OgingerOOgingerO    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 20:48

if you click on one line in the original lyrics - it should highlight the corresponding line of the translation - if it doesn't do that click on the the little line icon to the right of the translation -

and you can go line by line and see where there aren't any highlights on the translation but they exist in the original lyrics.

DraugarnirDraugarnir    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 20:55

There's the problem... I don't remember why, but I didn't make the translation line by line.
It was done on mobile, so I was used to misalignment and such, and probably did it because I didn't like how it looked line by line.
I'll have a go at fixing that.

SindArytiySindArytiy    Mar, 30/11/2021 - 22:14

And the stork returns alive on her wings => And they will return alive on the stork's wings.

Mauler2Mauler2    Jeu, 31/03/2022 - 22:23

fate is a negative word, better use destiny instead

DraugarnirDraugarnir    Mar, 05/04/2022 - 18:51

It was simply the dictionary translation that I happened to use.
Personally, I think fate fits the tone of the song better, but I do think destiny adds a tinge of hope to it. I have now changed it.

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