Songs of Other Authors Performed by Vladimir Vysotsky.

Commentary to the song “The Wind”.

The last stanza has much in common with the words of Porphyry Ivanov, peace be upon him, from his tale “The Forester’s Daughter” (this tale is in Rus­sian): “If wom­an has the intention of doing something, nothing will turn her off.”

Here is the quatrain “If woman gets a thought...” by the author of this publication, which takes up this question (this quatrain is an extended in­ter­pre­ta­tion of words from the surah “The Cow”: “And get two witnesses out of your own men. And if there are not two men (available), then a man and two women, such as you agree for witnesses, so that if one of them (two women) errs, the other can remind her.”):

If woman gets a thought, she’ll certainly try
To carry out it, even if she can die.
Thank God that cussed cows have cut horns:
But when two say the same, we take their words.

The song was written in 1961.

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