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Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)

01 Feb 98 - 12:13 PM (#20388)
Subject: Phonetic Russian,"May there always be sunshine....
From: Sharon

At a John McCutcheon concert, we sang (phonetically) the Russian words to: May there always be sunshine, May there always be blue skies, May there always be Mama, May there always be me. Then we sang it in English, then in sign language. I would love to teach it to my Kindergarten class.......I remember the English words and tune,,,,,,but could someone help me with the Russian words? Thank you so much !


01 Feb 98 - 01:38 PM (#20398)
Subject: Lyr Add: MAY THERE ALWAYS BE SUNSHINE (Russian)
From: RS

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.

MAY THERE ALWAYS BE SUNSHINE
SHTENDIK ZAYN ZOL ZUN

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
©1964

According to Rise Up Singing: Written by a Russian schoolchild

YIDDISH:

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

Chorus:
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:


ENGLISH:

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:

Chorus:
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:

[Chorus]


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)


01 Feb 98 - 02:31 PM (#20403)
Subject: RE: Russisan song:
From: Susan from California

Sharon,

When my nine-year-old was in Kindergarten the kids sang this song at the end of the year assembly (Unfortunately in English only) and there wasn't a dry eye in the house. They had hand signs to go along and sang "mamas" then "papas" then "families". That may in fact be the standard way. I still mist up thinking about it.


02 Feb 98 - 07:41 PM (#20507)
Subject: RE: Russisan song:
From: Sharon

Thanks, RE. I should have known to check Rise Up Singing. (I wish I knew the tune to the verses !) Susan, I hope the song has the same impact when we sing it at our Kindergarten graduation. !I must thank all the good folk here. No matter what my question, I have always found the answer here at Mudcat. Is it possible to find a music related question so obscure it would not be answered here? I doubt it.


02 Feb 98 - 11:34 PM (#20518)
Subject: RE: May There Always Be Sunshine
From: RS

Sharon, if you would like a copy of the music to the verse, I could send it to you in various ways. If you are a Mudcat Member, you could send me a "private message" with your e-mail address & preferably a fax number. The fax would be easiest for me to do since I've been faxing for a year & a half now ... the e-mail would save long distance charges, but I've just got my first scanner & don't exactly know how to use it yet!

If you're not already a Mudcat member, you could join - it's free! - or you could post your e-mail address on this thread here, & I will reply in due course.

BTW, Rise Up Singing does have "teaching tapes" with the music to all the songs in the book. But I have delayed buying these until they come out in CD form - it's _so_ much easier to locate songs & learn from a CD than from a tape!


03 Feb 98 - 07:11 PM (#20560)
Subject: RE: Russisan song:
From: sharon

Susan..............do you happen to recall the "sign" for "family?" I'd love to have the kids to the song in it's entirety. thanks


03 Apr 01 - 11:16 AM (#432045)
Subject: Lyr Add: MAY THERE ALWAYS BE SUNSHINE
From: Sorcha

More verses:

May There Always Be Sunshine
(phonetic Russian:)

Poost sig dah bood yet solntzay
Poost sig dah bood yet nyebah
Poost sig dah bood yet Mama
Poost sig dah boo doo yah

Bright blue the 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.

Chorus:
May there always be sunshine,
May there always be blue skies,
May there always be mummy,
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.

Chorus

Soldier lad, stay!
Hear what we say—
War would make all of us losers
Peace is our prize
Millions of eyes
Anxiously gaze at the skies.

Chorus

Down with all war!
We want no more.
People stand up for you children
Sing everyone—
Peace must be won,
Dark clouds must not hide the sun.

From:
http://www.folkmusic.com/record/l_sunshine.htm

Yes, I know we had the first part, but continuity seemed in order......as far as I know, this is all of it.


03 Apr 01 - 06:29 PM (#432513)
Subject: Beer, Wine, Vodka
From: Haruo

Thanks, Sorcha, for pointing me at this thread. I don't know why anybody else wanted it, but I was hoping to use it on my website (in Russian, Esperanto, English, and/or any combination); now thanks to RS maybe I'll put it on my Yiddish site, too. I learned it as a teenager in high school Russian, and have the first verse and refrain by heart (the second verse all I recall is it ends, or a line of it does, in "chelovek" [human being, formerly known as man]). So I'm also up for the Russian texts of the post-first verses.

The first stanza, in transliterated Russian (I've learned my lesson about the impossibility of reliably making Cyrillic appear in the Mudcat), goes:

Sohl-nyetch-nee kroog, nyeh-boh vo-kroog,
Eh-toh ree-soo-nock mal-cheesh-kee.
Nah-ree-soh-vall ohn nah leest-kyeh,
Ee pod-pee-sall voo-gohl-kyeh:

Followed by the chorus as given in earlier posts in this thread.

In high school we usually sang the following words the second time through on the chorus:

Poost vsyegg-dah bood-yet pee-vaw,
Poost vsyegg-dah bood-yet vee-naw,
Poost vsyegg-dah bood-yet vodka,
Poost vsyegg-dah boo-doo yah!

I.e. May there always be beer, wine, vodka, me. That was before I found out I was alcoholic, and got a sense of the implications of that fact. But I still sing it that way, a good ;-) 16 years after my last beer. Detracts a bit from the tear-jerking effect, I suppose, but oh well, that's how I sing it...

Liland


04 Apr 01 - 05:50 PM (#433304)
Subject: RE: Russisan song:
From: Susanne (skw)

And the chorus in Low German, translated by German folksinger Helmut Debus:

Schall wään alltied Sünnschien
Schall wään alltied Heben
Schall wään alltied Mama
Ok ick alltied dorbi


21 Mar 03 - 11:53 AM (#915405)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshine
From: GUEST

May there always be sunshine
may there always be blue skies
may there always be mommy
may there always be me


30 Mar 03 - 10:33 PM (#922204)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshin
From: GUEST

Here is the entire text in Russian. The spelling isn't quite phonetic, but I hope that you can figure it out. It was written by a Russian poet named Lev Oshanin.

Solnechnyi krug,
Nebo vokrug -
Eto risunok mal'chishki.
Narisoval on na listke
I podpisal v ugolke:

   Pust' vsegda budet solnce,
   Pust' vsegda budet nebo,
   Pust' vsegda budet mama,
   Pust' vsegda budu ya.

Milyi moi drug,
Dobryi moi drug,
Lyudyam tak hochetsya mira.
I v tridcat' pyat'
Serdce opyat'
Ne ustaet povtoryat':

   Pust' vsegda budet solnce...

Tishe, soldat,
Slyshish', soldat,-
Lyudi pugayutsya vzryvov.
Tysyachi glaz
V nebo glyadyat,
Guby upryamo tverdyat:

   Pust' vsegda budet solnce...

Protiv bedy,
Protiv voiny
Vstanem za nashih mal'chishek.
Solnce - navek! Schast'e - navek!-
Tak povelel chelovek.

   Pust' vsegda budet solnce,
   Pust' vsegda budet nebo,
   Pust' vsegda budet mama,
   Pust' vsegda budu ya.


22 Dec 05 - 01:29 AM (#1632663)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshin
From: GUEST,Andrei Lutsyanovitch

In Leningrad we use to sing:

Pust vsyegda budyet Vodka, kolbasa, i selyokda!













scalan00@pacbell.net


30 Jan 07 - 01:24 AM (#1952013)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshine
From: robomatic

I always thought that song to be the most saccharine bit of treacle ever committed to melody, in particular the way the obviously adult simulating the cyuuuuutest little girl voice sang it in the Russian version back in the 70's.


I always wanted to take the little girl aside and say: "Honey honey, you'll be around a lot longer than Mama, and it'll sure seem like forever!"

Shirley Temple comes off as a street walkin' jazz madam next to Poost Vsyegda Solntse


30 Jan 07 - 01:40 AM (#1952020)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshine
From: Haruo

But it was a little boy!

...

Haruo aka Ivan


12 May 07 - 08:24 PM (#2050261)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshine
From: GUEST,Jana

Does anyone know where I can buy/download music sheets for this song?


31 May 07 - 08:43 AM (#2064817)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshine
From: GUEST,Jyoti Iyer

Hello. I've been singing this song since I was about six, and I just finished school last year, so in Summer Break from college, I decided come back to school, and teach some kids this. You know, pass on the knowledge. But I have only heard the Pete Seeger version (in concert). I would love to get either sheet music for the verses, or a Low-Fi recording.
Right now I'm teaching them an improvised tune :). Not very easy. Hassles with timing and syncopation.
So if anyone can send me SHEET MUSIC/RECORDING of this song, I would REALLY appreciate it.
I'm at jyotiiyerlko@gmail.com
(Please put SONG in the subject line)

Thank you


31 May 07 - 03:41 PM (#2065148)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshin
From: Joe Offer

This is kind of a folkie standard, but I can't find it in any songbook - other than the lyrics-only entry in Rise Up Singing. Can anybody a book that has the melody for this?
-Joe-


31 May 07 - 09:01 PM (#2065378)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshine
From: Dave Ruch

I have sheet music for this in my files upstairs - I'll check in the morning, but I'm pretty sure it came from a John McCutcheon songbook.

A recorded version is available here: http://cdbaby.com/cd/hillbrothers3


31 May 07 - 09:11 PM (#2065382)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshin
From: Joe Offer

If you make a scan, please send me a copy, Dave. I'll transcribe a midi and post it.
Thanks.
-Joe Offer-
joe@mudcat.org


01 Jun 07 - 07:56 AM (#2065616)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshine
From: Dave Ruch

Joe,

I'm not set up to scan at the moment, but I'd be glad to mail you a copy if you like.


12 Jun 07 - 01:48 AM (#2074407)
Subject: RE: ADD: Russian song: May There Always Be Sunshin
From: Joe Offer

Dave mailed me sheet music - he thinks it's from a John McCutcheon songbook, but I couldn't find it in the one McCutcheon book I have.
Thanks, Dave.
-Joe Offer-

Click to play (chorus only)


10 Nov 07 - 12:04 PM (#2190531)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian
From: GUEST

Great!Would love to have a copy also.
Thanks, Yara


10 Nov 07 - 09:59 PM (#2190891)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)
From: Art Thieme

refresh for Maddog


11 Nov 07 - 09:50 PM (#2191651)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)
From: Art Thieme


02 Feb 08 - 06:27 PM (#2251916)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian
From: GUEST

My girl scout troop is representing Russia at our annual Thinking Day. We want to sing the May There Always Be Sunshine song. We would like to alternate English verses with Russian choruses. Is there such a musical version around? If not, does anyone know where we could just get a recording of the music?


02 Feb 08 - 06:35 PM (#2251921)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)
From: Melissa

Guest,
It's an EASY tune..you'll be able to teach it after listening to the midi a couple times.

When I decided to use it in my troop, I cut it down to just the chorus and changed it to "always be you and may there always be me".
If you can't find enough information on this thread to make an alternating verse version, you might click the other threads listed at the top of this one to see if there's more info available there.

There are also lots of other GS Appropriate songs in mudcat threads, which can be found by using the search box thingy.
It was a GS thread that lured me to Mudcat..


02 Feb 08 - 06:53 PM (#2251932)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian
From: GUEST

Do you know where I can get the music only so that we can sing along? We love the tune and don't think the girls will have a problem with it. We just need a recorded version to play as background as they will be singing in a large gymnasium.


02 Feb 08 - 07:03 PM (#2251942)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)
From: Little Robyn

If you look backwards about 4 messages from your first one (from Joe Offer) you'll find a 'Click to play' which will give you the tune.
Robyn


02 Feb 08 - 07:08 PM (#2251945)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)
From: Melissa

nope, no idea where to get a recording. Maybe somebody who does know will pop in to give you an answer.

You might be able to find something on Amazon?
I think if I was doing it, I'd ask someone musical to listen to the midi and see if they would be able to record a simple back-up for you to use.

Melissa


02 Feb 08 - 09:42 PM (#2252048)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)
From: Melissa

Or maybe you could record your troop singing it..and play that as a sing along?


03 Feb 08 - 02:09 AM (#2252108)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)
From: masato sakurai

"Performed for the first time in 1962 at the International Festival Of Song in Sopot by Russian singer Tamara Miansarova it earned the first prize for her there and immediately became widespread in the USSR and some other countries." (From Wikipedia).

Tamara Miansarova's "Ïóñòü âñåãäà áóäåò ñîëíöå" is at YouTube. See also "Related videos."


03 Feb 08 - 09:09 PM (#2252846)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)
From: Melissa


29 Dec 10 - 02:01 PM (#3063343)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: May There Always Be Sunshine (Russian)
From: GUEST,Christie Jenson

I am looking for sheet music for May There Always Be Sunshine. Any ideas?