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

The Structure of Sergey Yesenin’s Song “The Orphan”.

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B.
a.
B.
a.
B.

8+4.
7+5.
10*+4.
7+5.
10*+4.
7+5.

1-3-5-7-9-11.
1-3-5-7-9-11.
1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
1-3-5-7-9-11.
1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
1-3-5-7-9-11.

Masha has a harsh stepmother, (*) (*) (*) (*)
She’s taken her fine gown away. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Masha lacks (*) (*) for chance to smarten up, (*) (*) (*) (*)
And no lad gives her his gaze. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Masha lacks (*) (*) for chance to smarten up, (*) (*) (*) (*)
And no lad gives her his gaze. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

a.
B.
a.
B.
a.
B.

8+4.
7+5.
10*+2.
7+5.
10*+2.
7+5.

1-3-5-7-9-11.
1-3-5-7-9-11.
1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
1-3-5-7-9-11.
1-3-5-7-9-11-13.
1-3-5-7-9-11.

An old sarafan is what she’s (*) (*) (*) (*)
Forced to wear the whole year. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Her stepsister (*) (*) wears what wants she, (*) (*)
And sapphires sparkle in her ears. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Her stepsister (*) (*) wears what wants she, (*) (*)
And sapphires sparkle in her ears. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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B.
a.
B.
a.
B.

8+2.
7+5.
8+2.
7+5.
8+2.
7.

1-3-5-7-9.
1-3-5-7-9-11.
1-3-5-7-9.
1-3-5-7-9-11.
1-3-5-7-9.
1-3-5-7.

Thou stood’st near to the entrance, (*) (*)
While a raging storm there was... (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
How it’s sad that I wasn’t able to (*) (*)
Freeze thy sore tears into pearls! (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
How it’s sad that I wasn’t able to (*) (*)
Freeze thy sore tears into pearls! (*) (*)

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