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Metelitsa translation

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This is an old Russian folk song about a snowstorm. We are a small Dutch amateur choir and our Russian conductor is trying to get us to sing Russion folks songs, which we like very much. Because we do not speak Russian we transpose the lyrics into phonetic Dutch, but most of the time we have no idea what we are singing. Could you help us out with an English translation of "Metelitsa"? I have searched the Internet, but to no avail. I just started the Duolingo Russian course, but I think it will be quite while before I will be able to translate the lyrics myself. We would be very grateful if one of you could provide us with a translation. It would help us enormously! Here is the Russian text of Metelitsa:

Вдоль по улице метелица метет

Вдоль по улице метелица метет, За метелицей мой миленький идет; Ты постой, постой, красавица моя, Дозволь наглядеться, радость, на тебя! Ты постой, постой, красавица моя, Дозволь наглядеться, радость, на тебя!

На твою ли на приятну красоту, На твое ли что на белое лицо. Ты постой, постой, красавица моя, Дозволь наглядеться, радость, на тебя! Ты постой, постой, красавица моя, Дозволь наглядеться, радость, на тебя!

Красота твоя с ума меня свела, Иссушила добра-молодца меня. Ты постой, постой, красавица моя, Дозволь наглядеться, радость, на тебя! Ты постой, постой, красавица моя, Дозволь наглядеться, радость, на тебя!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mosfet07

A Dutch choir sings a Russian folk song in Russian! Globalization comes :)

Here is the lyrics
http://tinyurl.com/o8n2aca

Here is the Youtube link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2NfT6ZKnK4

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HansMuller121
HansMuller121
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Большое спасибо!

You have helped us a lot!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
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Very nice, thanks! Youtube link to another version,

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
Theron126
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Thanks! Nicolai Gedda was a new name for me, not bad! Pretty good for a tenor :-p

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger
sloggerPlus
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You're welcome. I used to have a very enjoyable set of Russian folk songs sung by him. He's part Swedish and part Russian. I've often wondered how good his Russian accent is (I am no judge).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
Theron126
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I was just about to post the same YouTube link... I'd have beat you to it if I hadn't wasted time looking for a recording by the Alexandrov Ensemble.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
Theron126
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I know this song and I don't know why... I don't remember where I learned it. My Russian isn't really good enough to translate, but I'll attempt the first verse at least.

The snowstorm blows along the street, beyond the snow my darling walks. Stand still, stand still, my beautiful one, let me look at you, my joy!

Incidentally, I've never seen the first verse with the masculine "мой миленький" before, it's always been either милая or красавица идёт, which seems to make more sense with what comes later.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HansMuller121
HansMuller121
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Большое спасибо

Thanks to you as well! хорошего дня!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theron126
Theron126
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This is probably why I know it - Ivan Rebroff sang it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTVhyxOA9_E

Although in this version he does sing "мой миленький идёт"... he also reverses the order of the second and third verses.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mosfet07

Perfect performance with a strong foreign accent

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/alex_tv80
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Google has made me laugh )))

Here is the site that it has found by keywords "метелица песня" http://smyslpesni.ru/node/126

3 years ago
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