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

The Structure of the Song “A Lullaby”.

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6+3.
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1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6-8.
1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6-8.

(*) (*) Hush-a-bye, my baby, (*) (*) (*)
The night is on the Earth, (*) (*) (*)
And have slept already (*) (*) (*)
Trees, flowers, beasts and birds. (*) (*) (*)

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B.
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6+3.
6+3.
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1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6-8.
1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6-8.

All day long till evening (*) (*) (*)
My baby wants to play. (*) (*) (*)
It’s the time for sleeping, (*) (*) (*)
Await another day. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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B.
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5+2.
6+3.
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1-3-5-7.
2-4-6-8.
1-3-5-7.
2-4-6-8.

I wish thee to see (*) (*)
A sweet and wondrous dream: (*) (*) (*)
The immense blue sea, (*) (*)
Where walk but waves and winds. (*) (*) (*)

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5+2.
6+3.
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1-3-5-7.
2-4-6-8.
1-3-5-7.
2-4-6-8.

Thou hast two wings, (*) (*)
And fly’st about with birds— (*) (*) (*)
O’er the wide blue seas, (*) (*)
And o’er all our Earth. (*) (*) (*)

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

1-3-5-7.
2-4-6-8.
1-3-5-7.
2-4-6-8.

On the seventh heaven, (*) (*)
White angels praise the Lord; (*) (*)
(And) thou sing’st with them (*) (*)
Their wonder-working songs. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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B.
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B.

 

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

1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6-8.
1-3-5-7-9.
2-4-6-8.

With long years, maybe, (*) (*) (*)
Will come to be all this. (*) (*) (*)
Fall asleep, my baby, (*) (*) (*)
To see thy fairy dreams. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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B.

 

6+3.
6.

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

Fall asleep, my baby, (*) (*) (*)
To see thy fairy dreams. (*) (*)

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