The Age-Old Words By Robert Rozhdestvensky, English by Vesper Lynd

Three words as though three burning lights

Will come to you in broad day light

Will change and run your daily course

So big, so great as Planet Earth

At night they will still follow you

Three simple words of “I love you!”

These ancient words can win and sway

And they will take your breath away

And they will take your breath away

Three words eternal as the Spring

Will tie together as a string

With power to make eyes agleam

One life, one path one common dream

Through hardship and the pain undue

Still whispering the “I love you!”…

These dateless words can win and sway

And they will take your breath away

Three words as three new dawns at once

So say them loud and hold me close

It’s for a reason that somehow

You understand them only now

They fly to us from far away

To reach the hearts and make our day

These age-old words can win and sway

And they will take your breath away

And they will take your breath away

All Shall Pass by Michail Dunayevsky, English by Vesper Lynd

One more day again is leaving the Earth –

Sing to me about it softly

This one day perhaps when so far away

Will be remembered by you and me

We’ll recall the fragile crescent and stars –

Cool and carefree evening

But let’s forget that all this will pass –

It’s not worth remembering

Let’s forget that all this will pass –

It’s not worth remembering

All shall pass – all the joy and sorrow

All shall pass in this universe

All shall pass – today and tomorrow

Only love will still run its course

Sing to me about the ships far away

Sail unyielding to giant waves

Sing to me that for this true love today

The universe dances and raves…

Sing to me that two hearts won’t get tired

Of each other’s heart beating

Just forget that all shall pass –

That’s not worth believing

Please forget that all shall pass

That’s not worth believing

All shall pass – all the joy and sorrow

All shall pass in this universe

All shall pass – today and tomorrow

Only love will still run its course

One more day again is leaving the Bay

So, come close and sing with me

This one day perhaps some time far away

Will be remembered by you and me

We’ll recall that bright blue star in the sky

All night long so staggering

Let’s forget that this all shall pass –

That’s not worth remembering

We’ll forget that this all shall pass –

That’s not worth remembering

All shall pass – all the joy and sorrow

All shall pass in this universe

All shall pass – today and tomorrow

Only love will still run its course

Will still run its course

Will still run its course

And So, It Snows By Yevgeniy Yevtushenko, English by Vesper Lynd

And so, it snows, and so it snows

Surprise we all were waiting for

In that snowfall, the quiet snow

I want everyone to know

 

My most significant human being

Come near and see what I have seen

This snow had been so sparkly clean

As these words I truly mean

 

Who brought my love to me so close?

Perhaps, it was the Santa Claus.

When I am with you in this glow

I’m grateful for the snow

 

And so, it snows, and so it snows

And all the things set sparks and flow

For happy moments that I know

I want to thank the snow

I want to thank the snow

I want to thank the snow

I want to thank the snow

I want to thank the snow

Lonesome Accordion by M.Isakovsky and B.Mokrousov, English by Vesper Lynd

Quiet town at night is so comforting

Doors won’t squeak, no more lights that are lit

Just a lonesome accordion wandering

Somewhere far away down the street

 

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It goes far in the fields through the gateway

Then it comes back to town again

Just as if it is asking for pity

And can’t find anyone to complain

 

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Night gets cooler, the darkness gets deeper

Apple blossom is white as the snow

Just come tell us who made you a weeper

The accordionist a young beau…

 

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May be your joy is not far away

Just not sure if she is the one

So then why are you wandering restless

Keeping young ladies piece so undone…

 

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Quiet city at night is so comforting

Doors won’t squeak, no more lights that are lit

Just a lonesome accordion wandering

Somewhere far away down the street

 

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Advice from Guru by Valeriy Syutkin, English by Vesper Lynd

She-be-le-bu-bu-lu…

 

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When I was young and little my life was very simple

One morning I woke up and saw the Guru

He walked and wiggle – jiggled, not walked but flied and giggled

And easy breeze was carrying him through…

 

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He said “Oh, hi! Hello! Yes, it’s me -hello!

 

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He revealed to me one simple ancient law:

 

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When things are going smoothly like a ballroom dance

Don’t rush into it, smile

Give it a chance

Stick to your own style and…

Enjoy the advance!

Е-е, е-е – wow!

 

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If weakness comes around, don’t you get lost!

Keep the waltzing tempo at any cost

Say to yourself “I am not

Getting turned and tossed!”…

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa

Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

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From then on I am free

I live and eat and sleep

I walk, I breathe, lay down

I am standing upright

 

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That morning long ago I learned the law of flow

A simple rule from Guru to abide by

I am saying: ”Hi! Hello! This is me, hello!”

That is all, it’s not a secret at all!

 

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When things are going smoothly like a ballroom dance

Don’t rush into it, smile

Give it a chance

Stick to your own style and –

Enjoy the advance!

Е-е, е-е – wow!

 

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If weakness comes around, don’t you get lost

Keep the waltzing tempo at any cost

Say to yourself “I am not

Getting turned and tossed!”…

 

(Pa -pa -ra)

 

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When things are going smoothly like a ballroom dance

Don’t rush into it, smile

Give it a chance

Stick to your own style and … –

Enjoy the advance!

Е-е, е-е – wow!

 

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If weakness comes around, don’t you get lost

Keep the waltzing tempo at any cost

Say to yourself “I am not

Getting turned and tossed!”…

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

…Keep the waltzing tempo!

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

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Shebelebubulu…

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa

Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

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(Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa

Тiтriririri -ta pa pi- rum -pa- pa -pa)

 

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