The Musician by Konstantin Nikolsky, English by Vesper Lynd

The violinist came and hung his jacket on the chair

Adjusted with a nervous hand the bow tie extra flair

You come closer now to hear better

If you are not completely drunk

 

Musician5

 

About the sorrowful and the happy, the evil and the good

About the bitter hatred and the sacred love

What was up and going down upon the sinful Earth,

Is all in music. You catch it, if you would?

 

Musician3

 

Around you, the busy years are flying quickly by

The reason for you being here is still the open “Why?”

The violin will wake up flesh and blood in you

If you are not completely drunk

 

Musician1

 

About the sorrowful and the happy, the evil and the good

About the bitter hatred and the sacred love

What was up and going down upon the sinful Earth,

Is all in music. You catch it, if you would?

 

Musician2

 

The violin is jaded – who would not – from fear and pain?

The violinist sipped the wine – it’s hard to entertain

And he left without a ‘Good Night’ and left his empty case behind

Today the old man really might have been too drunk

 

Musician4

 

And the melody still lingered far and high above

Beyond the daily noise of the neighborhood

For the sorrowful and the happy, the evil and the good

The bitter hatred and the sacred love

 

Musician6

 

 

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