Russian Musical Video: My years are my wealth!

Hello,

Today we are watching an old Russian Video from Soviet time: Vahtang Kikabidze(Вахтанг Кикабидзе) sings a very wise and touching song “My years are my wealth!”, 1980:

For our readers who wants to know more:

Music by Georgy Movsesyan (Георгий Мовсесян),
lyrics by Robert Rozhdestvensky(Роберт Рождественский).
We tried to translate (please offer us a better version!):

Пусть голова моя седа,
Зимы мне нечего пугаться.
Не только груз мои года,
Мои года — мое богатство.
Пусть голова моя седа,
Не только груз мои года,
Мои года — мое богатство.

Я часто время торопил,
Привык во все дела впрягаться.
Пускай я денег не скопил,
Мои года — мое богатство.
Я часто время торопил,
Пускай я денег не скопил,
Мои года — мое богатство.

Шепчу «спасибо» я годам
И пью их горькое лекарство.
И никому их не отдам,
Мои года — мое богатство.
Шепчу «спасибо» я годам
И никому их не отдам,
Мои года — мое богатство.

А если скажут мне века:
«Твоя звезда, увы, погасла…»
Подымет детская рука
Мои года — мое богатство.
Когда-нибудь наверняка
Подымет детская рука
Мои года — мое богатство.

Even though my hair is grey,
I am not afraid of Winter.
My years are not just my carrige,
My years are my wealth.
Even though my hair is grey..
My years are not just my carrige,
My years are my wealth.

I was often rushing time,
Used to do all jobs.
Even though I did not save a lot of money,
My years are my wealth.
I was often rushing time..
Even though I did not save a lot of money,
My years are my wealth.

I whisper “Thanks” to my years
And drink their bitter medicine.
And I trade them to nobody
My years are my wealth.
I whisper “Thanks” to my years..
And I trade them to nobody
My years are my wealth.

And if Centuries tells me:
“Your Star, alas, extinguished…”
Children’s hand will raise
My years – my wealth.
One day, certainly
Children’s hand will raise
My years – my wealth.

Best wishes and we think that thought that “Our years are our wealth” is very wise,
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

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