This popular Russian song was wrtitten in 1828 by Ivan Kozlov with lyrics
fr om the Russian-themed verses by Thomas Moore & adapted by S Sveshnikov.
Vetchernij zvon, vetchernij zvon,
Kak mnogo dum navodit on
O junyh dnah v kraju rodnom,
Gde ja ljubil, gde otchij dom,
I kak ja, s nim na vek prostjasґ,
Tam slyshal zvon v poslednij raz.
I mnogih net teperґ v zhivyh,
Togda vesjolyh, molodyh.
Evening bell, oh evening bell,
How many memories it arouses
About the days of youth at my home-place,
Where I loved, wh ere my fatherґs house is,
And how I, parting from it for a long time,
heard the bells there for the last time.
And so many are no longer among the living now
Who were happy and young then.
Sung by Patriarchal Choir, Moscow
Soloist: Vasilij Larin