“Coachman, Do Not Rush The Horses!”


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Leonid Kharitonov – “Coachman, Do Not Rush The Horses!”

Old Russian Romance. Music – Y. Feldman, Lyrics – N. Ritter.
Performance at Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow on July 2, 1991, accompanied by the Osipov Orchestra of Russian Folk Instruments under the leadership of conductor Nikolay Kalinin.

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Lyrics:

Как грустно, туманно кругом,
Тосклив, безотраден мой путь,
А прошлое кажется сном,
Теснит наболевшую грудь.

(припев):
Ямщик, не гони лошадей,
Мне некуда больше спешить,
Мне некого больше любить,
Ямщик, не гони лошадей.

Как жажду средь мрачных равнин
Измену забыть и любовь,
Но память мой злой властелин,
Все будит минувшее вновь.

(припев)

Все было лишь ложь и обман,
Прощай и мечты, и любовь,
А боль незакрывшихся ран
Останется вечно со мной.

(припев)

How sad, foggy all around,
My way is melancholy, desolate,
And the past seems a dream,
Torments my sore breast.

(Chorus):
Coachman, do not whip up the horses,
I have no more a place to hasten to,
I have nobody to love any more,
Coachman, do not whip up the horses.

How I crave among the gloomy plains
To forget faithlessness and love,
But memory – my malicious lord –
Evokes the past all over again.

(Chorus)

It was all just lies and deceit.
Farewell to my dreams and love,
But the pain of unclosed wounds
Will remain eternally with me.

(Chorus)


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