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

The Structure of the Song “A Farewell”.

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3-6-9-12-15-18.
3-6-9-12-15-18-21.
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(*) (*) (*) Having stayed for a while, (*) (*) (*) ships put out to sea. (*) (*) (*)
Afterward they return (*) (*) (*) even through heavy storms. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Dear, don’t thou cry, (*) (*) (*) nothing will happen to me— (*) (*) (*)
In about six months, (*) (*) (*) I’ll as ever return. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Dear, don’t thou cry, (*) (*) (*) nothing will happen to me— (*) (*) (*)
In about six months, (*) (*) (*) I’ll as ever return. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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15*+3.
16*+5.
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3-6-9-12-15-18.
3-6-9-12-15-18-21.
3-6-9-12-15-18.
3-6-9-12-15-18-21.
3-6-9-12-15-18.
3-6-9-12-15-18-21.

But will never return (*) (*) (*) those in whom I put trust— (*) (*) (*)
They were thy, O Sea, (*) (*) (*) true and honorable sailors. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
At some times, I get dreams (*) (*) (*) of what was in the past, (*) (*) (*)
And I’m sailing again (*) (*) (*) with my very old fellows. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
At some times, I get dreams (*) (*) (*) of what was in the past, (*) (*) (*)
And I’m sailing again (*) (*) (*) with my very old fellows. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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3-6-9-12-15-18.
3-6-9-12-15-18-21.
3-6-9-12-15-18.
3-6-9-12-15-18-21.
3-6-9-12-15-18.
3-6-9-12-15.

I stand on in belief (*) (*) (*) that will come such a time, (*) (*) (*)
When the burning of ships (*) (*) (*) isn’t life’s necessary pattern. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
I’ll for certain return, (*) (*) (*) there’s no reason to cry, (*) (*) (*)
It’s much better to smile (*) (*) (*) at thy single-hearted capt’n. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
I’ll for certain return, (*) (*) (*) there’s no reason to cry, (*) (*) (*)
It’s much better to smile (*) (*) (*) at thy single-hearted capt’n. (*) (*) (*)

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