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Grenada


My ehali shagom,
My mchalis' v boyah,
I "Yablochko"-pesnyu
Derzhali v zubah.
Ah, pesenku etu
Donyne hranit
Trava molodaya -
Stepnoi malahit.

No pesnyu inuyu
O dal'nei zemle
Vozil moi priyatel'
S soboyu v sedle.
On pel, oziraya
Rodnye kraya:
"Grenada, Grenada,
Grenada moya!"

On pesenku etu
Tverdil naizust'...
Otkuda u hlopca
Ispanskaya grust'?
Otvet', Aleksandrovsk,
I, Har'kov, otvet':
Davno l' po-ispanski
Vy nachali pet'?

[Skazhi mne, Ukraina,
Ne v etoi li rzhi
Tarasa Shevchenko
Papaha lezhit?
Otkuda zh, priyatel',
Pesnya tvoya:
"Grenada, Grenada,
Grenada moya"?

On medlit s otvetom,
Mechtatel'-hohol:
- Bratishka! Grenadu
Ya v knige nashel.
Krasivoe imya,
Vysokaya chest' -
Grenadskaya volost'
V Ispanii est'!]

Ya hatu pokinul,
Poshel voevat',
Chtob zemlyu v Grenade
Krest'yanam otdat'.
Proshaite, rodnye,
Proshaite, druz'ya -
"Grenada, Grenada,
Grenada moya!"

My mchalis', mechtaya
Postich' poskorei
Grammatiku boya -
Yazyk batarei.
Voshod podymalsya
I padal opyat',
I loshad' ustala
Stepyami skakat'.

No "Yablochko"-pesnyu
Igral eskadron
Smychkami stradanii
Na skripkah vremen...
Gde zhe, priyatel',
Pesnya tvoya:
"Grenada, Grenada,
Grenada moya"?

Probitoe telo
Nazem' spolzlo,
Tovarish vpervye
Ostavil sedlo.
Ya videl: nad trupom
Sklonilas' luna,
I mertvye guby
Shepnuli "Grena..."

Da. V dal'nyuyu oblast',
V zaoblachnyi ples
Ushel moi priyatel'
I pesnyu unes.
S teh por ne slyhali
Rodnye kraya:
"Grenada, Grenada,
Grenada moya!"

Otryad ne zametil
Poteri boica,
I "Yablochko"-pesnyu
Dopel do konca.
Lish' po nebu tiho
Spolzla pogodya
Na barhat zakata
Slezinka dozhdya...

Novye pesni
Pridumala zhizn'...
Ne nado, rebyata,
O pesne tuzhit'.
Ne nado, ne nado,
Ne nado, druz'ya...
Grenada, Grenada,
Grenada moya!