Commentary to the song “Catherine”.
This song has much in common with Gabdulla Tukay’s poem “To a Disgraced Tatar Girl”.
It is pertinent to recall here Plinius Minor’s words: “Quod dubitas, ne feceris.” (“Do not do what you are in doubt of.”)
A translation version of line 15:
Let’s take a cab, it’s the right time for riding out!
The presented text is partly adapted from Olga Mona’s translation.