Russian Video: Russian Beautiful Folk Song "Spinner"!

Spinner (Russian Folk Song)

Today we are listening to one of the most beautiful Russian Folk Songs “Spinner” (Пряха. В низенькой светелке…) and watching one of the most beautiful videos.

Boris Shtokolov (1930-2005) one of the best Russian basses sings this beautiful song and beautiful paintings by Russian artist Konstantin Vasiliev (1942-1976) will accompany this song!

Russian Lyrics and English translation of the song Пряха (Spinner):

В низенькой светелке
Огонек горит,
Молодая пряха
У окна сидит.

Молода, красива,
Карие глаза,
По плечам развита
Русая коса.

Русая головка,
Думы без конца
Ты о чем мечтаешь,
Девица-краса?..

In the lowish parlour
A light burns,
The young spinner
Sits under the window.

Young, beautiful,
Hazel eyes,
About her shoulders abounding
Honey tresses.

Honey head,
Thoughts without end…
What are you dreaming of,
Maiden-beauty?

English translation by Charles Prescott

Russian Video from Russia
Svet and Kyle

comments always welcome.

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