Poems and Songs of Vladimir Vysotsky.

Vladimir Vysotsky.

A Song about Friendship.

To Valery Abramov.

It happed so that our ways-roads are laid apart:
One took the eastern road, the other—southern.
It’s so sad to see how friends depart...
It’s sudden, so sudden.

For those who’re gone, a lot of people, really,
Don’t care a pence.
I don’t judge others, but I most sincerely
Believe in friends!

It’s a time when I’m left on my own,
The blizzard drifts the people’s souls and traces.
Everything goes wrong, no use to moan—
No friend, no complacence.

For those who’re gone, a lot of people, really,
Don’t care a pence.
I don’t judge others, but I most sincerely
Believe in friends!

When some day my friend comes back and says,
“It was our error, let’s forget the bygones...”—
We’ll both look at these unlucky days
And smile, smile in silence.

Yes, for those who’re gone, a lot of people, really,
Don’t care a pence.
I don’t judge others, but I most sincerely
Believe in friends!

It happed so that our ways-roads are laid apart:
One took the eastern road, the other—southern.
It’s so sad to see how friends depart...
It’s sudden, so sudden.

For those who’re gone, a lot of people, really,
Don’t care a pence.
I don’t judge others, but I most sincerely
Believe in friends!

1968.

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