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

The Structure of the Song “We’ll save the lost guy...”

A.
A.
b.
C.
C.
b.

5+1.
5+1.
6+3.
5+1.
5+1.
6+3.

2-5.
2-5.
2-5-8.
2-5.
2-5.
2-5-8.

We’ll save the lost guy, (*)
Adapt him to life, (*)
Protect him from durance! (*) (*) (*)
We’ll give him a chance (*)
With studying grants (*)
And also insurance! (*) (*) (*)

A.
A.
b*.
C.
C.
b*.
C.
C.
b*.

5+1.
5+1.
7+2.
5+1.
5+1.
7+2.
5+1.
5+1.
7+8.

2-5.
2-5.
2-5-8.
2-5.
2-5.
2-5-8.
2-5.
2-5.
2-5-8-11-14.

As life flows through time, (*)
Grows up that lost guy— (*)
A dare-devil kind, they say. (*) (*)
One really can dare (*)
In our foe’s care— (*)
But till the Last Judgment Day. (*) (*)
One really can dare (*)
In our foe’s care— (*)
But till the Last Judgment Day. (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*) (*)

A.
A.
b.
C.
C.
b.

5+1.
5+1.
6+3.
5+1.
5+1.
6+3.

2-5.
2-5.
2-5-8.
2-5.
2-5.
2-5-8.

There you’ll get it all, (*)
Wear, feed and even songs, (*)
Just do what they want you! (*) (*) (*)
Ones who’re under age, (*)
They give for their wages (*)
What Mom and Dad ought to. (*) (*) (*)

A.
A.
b*.
C.
C.
b*.
C.
C.
b*.

5+1.
5+1.
7+2.
5+1.
5+1.
7+2.
5+1.
5+1.
7.

2-5.
2-5.
2-5-8.
2-5.
2-5.
2-5-8.
2-5.
2-5.
2-5.

It’s me that lost guy, (*)
I lead a fast life— (*)
A dare-devil kind, they say. (*) (*)
One really can dare (*)
In our foe’s care— (*)
But till the Last Judgment Day. (*) (*)
One really can dare (*)
In our foe’s care— (*)
But till the Last Judgment Day. (*) (*) (*)

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