The Rhythmic Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poems and Songs.

The Structure of the Song “Candles trickle and drown...”

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B.
a.
B.
c.
D.
c.
c.
D.

7+5.
6+6.
7+2.
6+6.
7+5.
6+6.
7+3.
6+5.
6+6.

3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9.
2-5-8-11.
3-6-9-12.

(*) (*) (*) Candles trickle and drown (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
The parquet ancient floor, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
On the shoulders flows down (*) (*)
Epaulets’ silver ore. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Golden wine effervesces (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
In the goblet and view... (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
All the past goes away with, (*) (*) (*)
The past goes away with, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Frees the room for a new. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

a.
B.
a.
B.
c.
D.
c.
c.
D.

7+5.
6+6.
7+2.
6+6.
7+5.
6+6.
7+3.
6+5.
6+6.

3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9.
2-5-8-11.
3-6-9-12.

Having felt sheer boredom (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
From the death’s ruthless eye, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Scared stags bound forward (*) (*)
Toward the hunters’ true fire. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
At a person who is blameless, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Someone lays the gun tube... (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
All the past goes away with, (*) (*) (*)
The past goes away with, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
At the door stands a new. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

a.
B.
a.
B.
c.
D.
c.
c.
D.

7+5.
6+6.
7+2.
6+6.
7+5.
6+6.
7+3.
6+5.
6.

3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9.
2-5-8-11.
3-6.

Someone gloating and narrow (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
With the evil joy aims (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Razor-sharp poisonous arrows (*) (*)
At the sunset’s red flame. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
In the melodies’ tempest, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Threadbare notes renew... (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
All the past goes away with, (*) (*) (*)
The past goes away with, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
On its place goes a new. (*) (*) (*)

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