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

The Structure of the Song “For lots of lucky years...”

A.
b.
A.
b.

6+1.
6+3.
6+1.
6+3.

2-4-6.
1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6.
1-3-5-7-9.

(*) (*) For lots of lucky years (*)
None of things has shifted: (*) (*) (*)
I haven’t been ’mongst the rich, (*)
Deals with girls are similar. (*) (*) (*)

A.
b.
A.
b.

6+1.
6+3.
6+1.
6+3.

2-4-6.
1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6.
1-3-5-7-9.

For years I’ve practiced theft, (*)
And I haven’t been lazy— (*) (*) (*)
I should have garnered wealth, (*)
But I’ve drunk like crazy. (*) (*) (*)

A.
b.
A.
b.

6+1.
6+3.
6+1.
6+3.

2-4-6.
1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6.
1-3-5-7-9.

Sometimes I’m a poor thing, (*)
Longing for a penny. (*) (*) (*)
I’ve gotten nor friends nor inn, (*)
And I can’t get any. (*) (*) (*)

A.
b.
A.
b.

6+1.
6+3.
6+1.
6+3.

2-4-6.
1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6.
1-3-5-7-9.

For years I’ve practiced theft, (*)
And I haven’t been lazy— (*) (*) (*)
I should have garnered wealth, (*)
But I’ve drunk like crazy. (*) (*) (*)

A.
b.
A.
b.

6+1.
6+3.
6+1.
6.

2-4-6.
1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6.
1-3-5.

I’ve kept on right along (*)
Carding and hard drinking. (*) (*) (*)
All I’ve performed is wrong, (*)
Wrong from the beginning! (*) (*)

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