SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 7: Bihik Yryata / Lullaby

Khristofor Maksimov set lyrics by an unknown author for this song. This was the first song that Stepanida ever performed, as a duet with Maksimov accompanying her on accordion. The two toured together for two years.

On the edge of the birch grove
Beautiful nights
Sleep, sleep my baby
Sleep,
Smiling in your dream.

From the white moon
I will knit a downy hat,
From the northern sky
I will weave a fine shawl.

On the edge of the forest
In my land
A flock of swans is flying,
From swan feathers
I will give you wings.