24. Vitas’ two songs

Vitas- Shores of Russia MV
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9sY3h0X2C1o

VITAS – Белоруссия / Belorussia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R84fZZTGFsQ
music: Aleksandra Nikolayevna Pakhmutova http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandra_Pakhmutova
verse: Nikolai Nikolaevich Dobronravov (Alesandra’s husband, prominent Poet)
A white stork is flying
Above the whitish woodlands
A Byelorussian tune is heard
In the song of heather and brittle willows
This land accepted it all
Care, and caress, and flame
The sky was blazing above the earth
Like a crimson banner

Byelorussia, my youthfulness!
A partisans’ song… Pine-trees and fog…
A partisans’ song… Scarlet daybreak…
Byelorussia, my youthfulness!

Our memory follows
The forest path of the partisans
These paths are not forgotten
In the people’s fate
Every heart still aches
From the pain of those bygone years
The little children of Hotyn
Cry in every our family

Byelorussia, my youthfulness!
A partisans’ song… Pine-trees and fog…
A partisans’ song… Scarlet daybreak…
Byelorussia, my youthfulness!

A white stork is flying
Above the woodlands and quiet stubble-fields
Somewhere in the swamps
A cooling thunder is buried
The white stork keeps on flying
Above our native fields
Overshadowing the land of our love
With its big wings

Byelorussia, my youthfulness!
A partisans’ song… Pine-trees and fog…
A partisans’ song… Scarlet daybreak…
Byelorussia, my youthfulness!
Byelorussia, my youthfulness!
A partisans’ song… Pine-trees and fog…
A partisans’ song… Scarlet daybreak…
Byelorussia, my youthfulness!

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