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Thread #60360   Message #2905821
Posted By: Artful Codger
13-May-10 - 02:47 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The Birch Tree (Russian)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Birch Tree (Russian)
Volgadon posted the Russian lyrics earlier in this thread on 28 Jan 08, though due to encoding problems you may just see garbage characters unless you change your browser's character interpretation for this page. However, if you follow the URL he gave (, you will see the lyrics he copied in proper Cyrillic. The first verse, corresponding to your phonetic first verse, is:

Во поле береза стояла,
Во поле кудрявая стояла.
Люли, люли, стояла!
Люли, люли, стояла!

For a closer phonetic approximation, see Masato's post early in the thread; he also provided helpful tips on pronunciation.

I don't mean to deter you from posting such things--variants are always welcome.