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 Песенка о голубом шарике

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Девочка плачет: шарик улетел.
Ее утешают, а шарик летит.

Девушка плачет: милый не пришёл
(Вариант: жениха все нет)
Ее утешают, а шарик летит.

Женщина плачет: муж ушел к другой.
Ее утешают, а шарик летит.

Плачет старушка: мало пожила...
А шарик вернулся, а он голубой.

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 Pesenka o golubom sharike

Devochka plachet: sharik uletel.
Ee uteshayut, a sharik letit.

Devushka plachet: milyy ne prishyol
(Variant: zhenikha vse net)
Ee uteshayut, a sharik letit.

Zhenshchina plachet: muzh ushel k drugoy.
Ee uteshayut, a sharik letit.

Plachet starushka: malo pozhila...
A sharik vernulsya, a on goluboy.

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 A ditty about a blue balloon

Translation by Dmitry Berger

A little girl’s crying – her balloon’s just flown away
As she is consoled, the balloon’s flying on.

A young woman’s crying – her sweetheart stood her up
(Another version)There’s still no groom for her
As she is consoled, the balloon’s flying on.

An abandoned wife’s crying – some woman stole her man.
As she is consoled, the balloon’s flying on.

An old woman’s crying - she hasn’t lived enough
The balloon’s now returned and it is so blue.

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