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

The Structure of Vladimir Vysotsky’s Poem “I loved to wine in days bygone...”

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2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8.

I loved to wine in days bygone, (*) (*)
And loved to court the young females. (*) (*) (*) (*)
But let bygones be just bygones, (*) (*)
Don’t ye now censure me, dear friends.

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