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

The Structure of the Song “For the cold we may...”

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

(*) (*) (*) For the cold we may (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Feel a traveling zest— (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Other cities (*) (*) (*) attract (*) (*) (*) us away— (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Start to Vitebsk or Brest (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
From our old haunts we may... (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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6+6.
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15*+6.
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6+12.

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

There must be a cause (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Why we hanker to run (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
To the cold (*) (*) (*) from ho(o)(o)usehold (*) chores— (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Kind of there’s more fun— (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
There must be a cause... (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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6+6.
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15*+6.
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6+12.

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

Homes warm us and yet (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
We might here remain, (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
We seek after (*) (*) (*) new friends (*) (*) (*) to be met— (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Kind of they heal the pain (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
We in solitude get... (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

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6+6.
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3-6-9-12.
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3-6-9-12-15-18-21.
3-6-9-12.
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Tho’ the visits we pay (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Make us happy, we are (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
To return (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) on our usual way. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Where’s our lucky star— (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)
Here or far away?
Where’s our lucky star—
Here or far away?
Where’s our lucky star—
Here or far away?
Where’s our lucky star—
Here or far away?
Where’s our lucky star—
Here or far away?

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