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RS Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian) (33) Lyr Add: MAY THERE ALWAYS BE SUNSHINE (Russian) 01 Feb 98

Here is the song, hot off the (virtual) presses on my hard drive ... more than you asked for, but since it was all in one place already, it was just as easy to include all the details.


Sources: "Yiddish Song Book" page 37
and "Rise Up Singing" page 161

[Note: title in Yiddish Songbook is Shtendik Zol Zayn Zun, but I decided to make the title consistent with the song words & so changed the word order in the title] [Also, should the title be Zun or Zunik?]

Words: Original Russian: Lev Oshanin
English: Thomas Botting
Yiddish: I. E. Ronch

Music: Arkadi Ostrovsky

According to Rise Up Singing: Written by a Russian schoolchild


Zuniker krayz, himl arum,
Dos hot a yingl gemoln.
Geton a shmir oyfn papir
Un ongemerkt bay der zayt:

Shtendik zayn zol nor zunik,
Shtendik zayn zol der himl,
Shtendik zayn zol di mame,
Shtendik zayn zol oykh ikh.

Liber fraynt, mayn guter fraynt,
Alemen vilt zikh dokh sholem
Harts farlangt az yedes gezang
Zol nor zingen far sholem:


Bright blue sky, sun up on high
That was the little boy's picture
He drew for you, wrote for you too
Just to make clear what he drew:

May there always be sunshine,
May there always be blue skies,
May there always be Mama,
May there always be me.

My little friend, listen my friend,
Peace is the dream of the people,
Hearts old and young never have done
Singing the song you have sung:


RUSSIAN: (from Rise Up Singing)

Poost vsegda boodyet solntse
Poost vsegda boodyet nyeba
Poost vsegda boodyet mama
Poost vsegda boodoo ya

Chords from Rise Up Singing: for chorus only: D - / - Em / - A / - D /

My own chords: Verse: Am DmAm / Am Em / C G / G - /
Chorus: C - / - G / - - / - C

Yiddish Song Book indicates to repeat each chorus twice through.

Click to play (chorus only)

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