Vladimir Vysotsky. A Sad Love Song.

Commentary to “TWO LOVE SONGS”.

These songs call to mind Gabdulla Tukay’s poem “The Comprehension of the Truth”.

The song “She was so beautiful, so stately and so grand...” (written in 1969) was performed in the play of the Taganka Theater “Crime and Punishment”, and also a part of this song was performed in the film “One of Us” (1970) by Georgy Yumatov, a fragment of the song “She was both my bliss and my pain...” (writ­ten in 1968) was used in the film “The Dan­ger­ous Tour” (1969).

The presented texts are George Tokarev’s modified translations.

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