The Rhythmic Structure of Other Authors’ Songs Performed by Vladimir Vysotsky.

The Structure of David Samoylov’s Song “A Soldier Song”.

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2-4-6-8-10-12.
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(*) (*) Ah, thou field, ah, thou field! (*) (*) (*) (*)
Ah, thou field, ah, thou field! (*) (*) (*) (*)
And what is growing on the field? (*) (*) (*) (*)
There is nothing but the weed. (*) (*) (*) (*)

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

And what is whistling o’er the field, (*) (*) (*) (*)
And what is whistling o’er the field? (*) (*) (*) (*)
The balls are whistling o’er the field— (*) (*) (*) (*)
The bullets and the shells. (*) (*) (*) (*)
And who are going cross the field? (*) (*) (*) (*)
The plucky martial men. (*) (*) (*) (*)

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

These men are going cross the field (*) (*)
As strongly as atilt, (*) (*) (*) (*)
But then they’ll snuggle up to the field (*) (*)
With their cold cheeks. (*) (*) (*) (*)
But then they’ll snuggle up to the field (*) (*)
With their cold cheeks. (*) (*) (*) (*)

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

And what’ll be later on the field, (*) (*) (*) (*)
And what’ll be later on the field? (*) (*) (*) (*)
There’ll be nothing but the weed, (*) (*) (*) (*)
There’ll be nothing but the weed... (*) (*) (*) (*)
There’ll be nothing but the weed, (*) (*) (*) (*)
There’ll be nothing but the weed... (*) (*) (*) (*)
There’ll be nothing but the weed, (*) (*) (*) (*)
There’ll be nothing but the weed... (*) (*)

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