Vladimir Vysotsky. A Ballad of Love.

ATranslated by Akbar Muhammad. Lullaby.

Hush-a-bye, my baby,

The night is on the Earth,

And have slept already

Trees, flowers, beasts and birds.

All day long till evening

My baby wants to play.

It’s the time for sleeping,

Await another day.

I wish thee to see

A sweet and wondrous dream:

The immense blue sea,

Where walk but waves and winds.

Thou hast two wings,

And fly’st about with birds

O’er the wide blue seas,

And o’er all our Earth.

On the seventh heaven,

White angels praise the Lord;

And thou sing’st with them

Their wonder-working songs.

With long years, maybe,

Will come to be all this.

Fall asleep, my baby,

To see thy fairy dreams.


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