Arcady Severny – Gospoda Oficery

This is the song that gives me goosebumps each time I perform it. Definitely my favourite. Though not the best performance this time.

The song is about the doom fate of the officers of the white army during the Russian Civil War.

Lyrics and translation after the jump.

Lyrics in cyrillics:

Не надо грустить, господа офицеры,
Что мы потеряли – того не вернуть.
Пусть нету отечества, нет больше веры,
И кровью отмечен нелёгкий наш путь.

Пусть мы неприятелем к Дону прижаты,
За нами осталась полоска земли.
Пылают станицы, посёлки и хаты,
Ну что же ещё здесь поджечь не смогли?

По нашим следам степь за степью несётся.
Спасибо друзьям, что я здесь не один.
Погибнуть и мне в этой схватке придётся,
Ведь я всё же русский, и я дворянин.

Пусть нас обмывает шальными ветрами,
Никто не узнает, где мы полегли,
А чтобы отчизна всегда была с нами,
Оставьте по горсточке русской земли.

Loose translation:

Do not be sad, fellow officers,
What we have lost we cannot get back.
Let there be no fatherland, and no faith either,
And our tough path is marked with blood.

Let us be pressed to Don by the foe.
We have a strip of land left behind us.
Villages and houses are burning,
So what else hasn’t been set on fire here yet?

We are followed by countless steppes.
Thank you, my friends, that I’m not alone here.
I too shall die in this struggle,
As I am Russian, and I am Dvoryanin.

Let us be blown by mad winds,
No one will know where we laid our heads,
And for the fatherland to be forever with us,
Leave us a handful of the Russian soil.

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One Response to Arcady Severny – Gospoda Oficery

  1. Lisa Bettany says:

    sooo good! *goosebumps* i love it. what a beautiful song.

    ps what video camera were you using. nice to see a close up of your face when you were playing!

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