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Len Wallace Lyr Req: Volga Boatman (42) RE: Lyr Req: Volga Boatman 18 Jan 00

Okay, I grew up with this song - my mom Ukrainian and father Russian and constantly heard it on Red Army Chorus albums. This is the best I can do phonetically with my knowledge of Russian.

Eyy, ookh-nyem! (eyy as in "play", but sung ei-yoohkhnyem) Eyy, ookh-nyem! Ye-shcho raz ee, ye-eshcho-da raz! (ye as in yes)

Ra-zo-vyom miy ber-yo-zoo, (mi, the "i" being short but with an almost silent y at the end as in "miue" Raz-o-vyom miy koo-drya-voo, Ai da da, ai da, ai da da, ai da, Ra-zo-vyom miy koo-drya-voo.


Miy po byer-yezh-koo i-dyom, Pye-snyu sol-nish-koo poy-yom... (sol as is "soul") Ai da da, ai da, ai da da, ai da, Pye-snyu sol-nish-koo poy-yom... Chorus

Ekh, tiy, Vol-ga, ma-tryeka, Shee-ro-ka ee gloo-bo-ka... Ai da da, ai da, ai da da, ai da, Shee-ro-ka ee gloo-boka...

all r's are pronounced with a roll - rrrrrr!

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