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

The Structure of the Song “Don’t ye find fault with my young age...”

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b.
A.
b.
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b.

8+2.
11+3.
8+2.
9+3.
8+2.
9+3.

2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10-12.

Don’t ye find fault with my young age, (*) (*)
In such a case the years are unimportant— (*) (*) (*)
The Christ was sold at his middle age, (*) (*)
And I was a teenager only. (*) (*) (*)
The Christ was sold at his middle age, (*) (*)
And I was a teenager only. (*) (*) (*)

A.
b.
A.
b.
A.
b.

8+2.
11+3.
8+2.
9+3.
8+2.
9.

2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10-12-14.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8-10-12.
2-4-6-8-10.
2-4-6-8.

Let us compare his lot with mine— (*) (*)
He had eleven apostles to confide in, (*) (*) (*)
And I do think here day and night— (*) (*)
Which one of my true friends confined me? (*) (*) (*)
And I do think here day and night— (*) (*)
Which one of my true friends confined me? (*) (*)

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