Music by Alexander Dobin
and Vladimir Ragimov
Lyrics by Rasul Gamzatov
Sleep, my darling! Darkness flows
So swiftly in July.
Could I rock you as you doze,
I'd sing a lullaby!
What to whisper in your ear
As shadows intertwine?
May the last "Good night!" you hear
Always, dear, be mine!
Nothing shall your slumbers mar:
I'll watch the vale below,
Rouse the lark, blow out, each star
And set the East aglow.
Shadows flee. New day is dawning,
Golden and divine.
Always may the first "Good morning!"
That you hear be mine!
© 1977 Alexander Dobin, Vladimir Ragimov/VRAG Records