Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Translation and russian lyrics of "the old linden tree&

  1. #1
    Новичок
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    0

    Translation and russian lyrics of "the old linden tree&

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone could help me out here. I am trying to get hold of the original Russian lyrics, as well as an English translation, of the Russian folk song: "Липа вековая" or "Lipa Vekovaya". This is translated as either "The Old Lime Tree" or "The Old Linden Tree". Finding the lyrics seems to be quite difficult, since the song is more popular as an instrumental for solo guitar or balaika orchestra.

    I appreciate that it might be hard, since I don't actually have the original Russian lyrics to offer. I was hoping that someone might be familiar with the song already, or, you might want to have a go at interpreting the lyrics from the operatic version, which can be obtained here.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

  2. #2
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Moscow,50 feet above the ground
    Posts
    4,106
    Rep Power
    14
    "Липа вековая"

    Липа вековая
    Над рекой шумит
    Песня удалая
    Вдалеке звенит

    Луг покрыт туманом
    Словно пеленой
    Слышен за курганом
    Звон сторожевой

    Этот звон унылый
    Давно прошлых дней
    Пробудил, что было
    В памяти моей

    Вот все миновало
    Я уж под венцом
    Молодца сковали
    Золотым кольцом

    Только не с тобою
    Милая моя
    Спишь ты под землею
    Спишь из-за меня

    Над твоей могилой
    Соловей поёт
    Скоро и твой милый
    Тем же сном уснёт
    Я так думаю.

  3. #3
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Moscow,50 feet above the ground
    Posts
    4,106
    Rep Power
    14
    the close to the original translation

    The [100 years] old lime tree
    Is murmurung over the river
    The bold song
    Is ringing far away

    The meadow is covered of fog
    Like in the shroud
    The watch bell peal
    Is heard beyond the mound

    This sad peal
    Of the long past days
    Awoke what was
    In my memory

    Now everything have gone
    I am (standing) under the wedding crown
    The lad has been chained
    By the golden ring

    But not with you
    My darling
    You are sleeping under (in) the ground
    You're sleeping because of me

    The nightingale is singing
    Above your grave
    Your darling will sleep soon
    By the same dream

    The song is very nice, but I somehow heard it about the lass and more than that - it seems like I have heard the traditional Irish or Scottish song too with similar subject.
    Я так думаю.

  4. #4
    Завсегдатай BappaBa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Нерезиновая
    Posts
    2,115
    Rep Power
    12
    "Lipa Vekovaya" by Zhanna Bichevskaja http://www.wingspan.ru/zel/Track04.mp3
    one of the best, imho

  5. #5
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Moscow,50 feet above the ground
    Posts
    4,106
    Rep Power
    14
    Seems like the tradition has the various words of this song.

    The artist form your link, sidd, does not sing the secong part and the third part sound a bit unclear, but here is what I can hear:

    Пробудила милой
    ......ые черты
    Вспомнил с новой силой,
    Как любила ты

    It awoke my darling's
    [...the unclear lovely adjective....] appearance (features)
    I recalled with the fresh power
    How much did you love.
    Я так думаю.

  6. #6
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    в моей стойке
    Posts
    566
    Rep Power
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by BappaBa
    "Lipa Vekovaya" by Zhanna Bichevskaja http://www.wingspan.ru/zel/Track04.mp3
    one of the best, imho
    Чудно. Спасибо, братан
    Correct my mistakes and I will give you +1 internets.

  7. #7
    Завсегдатай BappaBa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Нерезиновая
    Posts
    2,115
    Rep Power
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Quote Originally Posted by BappaBa
    "Lipa Vekovaya" by Zhanna Bichevskaja http://www.wingspan.ru/zel/Track04.mp3
    one of the best, imho
    Чудно. Спасибо, братан
    =)
    Если понравилось, вот залил еще несколько хороших песен в ее исполнении:

    "Черный ворон" http://www.wingspan.ru/zel/Track01.mp3
    "Казачья притча" (Сон Стеньки Разина)http://www.wingspan.ru/zel/Track03.mp3
    "Сибирская баллада" http://www.wingspan.ru/zel/Track11.mp3
    "Любо, братцы, любо" http://www.wingspan.ru/zel/zanna_lyubo.mp3

  8. #8
    Почтенный гражданин
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    в моей стойке
    Posts
    566
    Rep Power
    9
    Кр-р-расота! голоса очень нравится ее.
    Correct my mistakes and I will give you +1 internets.

  9. #9
    Завсегдатай BappaBa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Нерезиновая
    Posts
    2,115
    Rep Power
    12
    Quote Originally Posted by xRoosterx
    Кр-р-расота! голос_ очень нравится ее.

  10. #10
    Новичок
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    2
    Rep Power
    0


    Wow, I truly was not expecting this to be answered. Thanks so much to everyone that has posted. Especially Leof, this has really made my day

    I'll definitely be coming back here when I get around to learning Russian.

  11. #11
    Завсегдатай
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Moscow,50 feet above the ground
    Posts
    4,106
    Rep Power
    14
    You are welcome!
    Я так думаю.

Similar Threads

  1. Lyrics for "Время не ждёт"
    By Tom in forum Audio Lounge
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 26th, 2009, 03:36 AM
  2. Got the lyrics, now I need help with translation,
    By Автобус in forum Translate This!
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: December 10th, 2007, 04:03 AM
  3. Would like lyrics to the song "The Blue Scarf"
    By testera in forum Fun Stuff
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: January 22nd, 2007, 07:01 PM
  4. "Brokeback Mountain" russian translation
    By Lampada in forum Translate This!
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 30th, 2005, 04:18 PM
  5. Lyrics translation Attempt 2
    By kalinka_vinnie in forum Translate This!
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: April 28th, 2005, 11:47 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Russian Lessons                           

Russian Tests and Quizzes            

Russian Vocabulary