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

The Structure of Yaroslav Smelyakov’s Song “If I’m Suddenly Sick”.

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If I’m suddenly sick, (*) (*) (*) I’ll refuse to appeal to the doctors, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
I’ll appeal to my friends (*) (*) (*) (and I’m in my right mind so far): (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Take the steppe for my bed, (*) (*) (*) set the mist as my windows’ curtains, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Put behind my bed’s head, (*) (*) (*) as a candle, the heavenly star. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Take the steppe for my bed, (*) (*) (*) set the mist as my windows’ curtains, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Put behind my bed’s head, (*) (*) (*) as a candle, the heavenly star. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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I walk forth right through all, (*) (*) (*) never think what may say mighty persons. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
If I take a hard blow (*) (*) (*) in the rightful and merciless fight, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Bandage my bleeding head (*) (*) (*) with the road through the Russian wood of birches, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
And, to cover myself, (*) (*) (*) use the blanket of fall flowers’ light. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Bandage my bleeding head (*) (*) (*) with the road through the Russian wood of birches, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
And, to cover myself, (*) (*) (*) use the blanket of fall roses’ light. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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Take away pills and drops, (*) (*) (*) let the rays gaily shine in my glasses. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
I will never take care (*) (*) (*) of the usual remedies else (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
The hot wind of the sands, (*) (*) (*) silver foam that the waterfall rises— (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
But such things are essential (*) (*) (*) for recovering one’s broken health. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
The hot wind of the sands, (*) (*) (*) silver foam that the waterfall rises— (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
But such things are essential (*) (*) (*) for recovering one’s broken health. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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From the highlands and seas, (*) (*) (*) spreads the freshness of ages around. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Look at them and ye’ll feel (*) (*) (*) that we’re here forever to stay. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Not with boxes for pills (*) (*) (*) will be peppered my road—with white clouds, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
When I leave you, my friends, (*) (*) (*) for the flickering, weird Milky Way... (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Not with boxes for pills (*) (*) (*) will be peppered my road—with white clouds, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
When I leave you, my friends, (*) (*) (*) for the flickering, weird Milky Way... (*) (*) (*)

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