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

The Structure of the Song “Throw out your ennui as a cantaloupe rind...”

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12.
9+3.
12.
9+3.
12.
9+2.

3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9-12.
3-6-9.

(*) (*) (*) Throw out your ennui as a cantaloupe rind!
There were the clear sky and real dreams... (*) (*) (*)
Let’s remember the peaceful and heartening time,
Which was there the last pre-war spring. (*) (*) (*)
Let’s remember a lad, who so loved his young wife,
Whom he met and got married that spring. (*) (*)

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b.

10+3.
11*+4.
10+3.
11*+8.

1-4-7-10-13.
1-4-7-10-13.
1-4-7-10-13.
1-4-7-10-13-16-19.

Before the war is as before the war— (*) (*) (*)
Ever (*) (*) (*) the wide (*) world over, (*) (*) (*) (*)
And in the war (*) is as in the war— (*) (*) (*)
Ever (*) (*) (*) the wide (*) world over. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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B.
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B.
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B.

11+1.
9+3.
11+1.
9+3.
11+1.
9+4.

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

Came the clouds (*) and soiled (*) the clear sky, (*)
And the hail broke (*) the (harvest and dreams). (*) (*) (*)
So the lad (*) had to leave (*) his young wife, (*)
For to go (*) to (labor for peace). (*) (*) (*)
So the lad (*) had to leave (*) his young wife, (*)
For to know (*) the (value of peace). (*) (*) (*) (*)

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10+1.
8+3.
10+1.
8.

2-4-6-8-10.
1-3-5-7-9-11.
2-4-6-8-10.
1-3-5-7.

Before the war is as before the war— (*)
Ever (*) the wide world over, (*) (*) (*)
And in the war (*) is as in the war— (*)
Ever (*) the wide world over. (*) (*)

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