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Песни каналоармейца / Canal Army songs

by Красный Тибет / The Red Tibet

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The album is dedicated to the construction of the White Sea-Baltic canal in the name of Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, 1931-33.


released December 30, 2018

Music: (1, 5) author unknown, 1932-33; (2) A. Averkin, 1960; (3) P. Kupreishvili, 1976; (4) Red Tibet, 2018 г.
Lyrics: (1, 5) author unknown, 1932-33, Italian translation by E. Kudryavtseva, 2016; (2) V. Matveev, 1960; (3) F. Petrov, E. Ryabov, N. Shuklin, 1976.
Recorded and mixed: (1-3, 5) Anton Tereshin (Saint Petersburg, 2015-2018), (4) Efim Gordeev (Saint Petersburg, 2018)
Mastered at Sage Audio (Nashville, TN, USA)
Arts: Nikolai Panferov




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Track Name: Песня каналоармейца / The Canal Army song
The Canal Army Song (1932-33)
(author unknown, English translation by O. Kudrova)

The Birch of Karelia, your time has gone,
So bow your head bold under the chopper’s blow
‘Cross the rivers and lakes, through the rain and snow
The White Sea we reach, to the White Sea we go!..

Red and blue are the dawns of the North,
As we rose, in July and January,
The Sea got closer, closer was the water
So cold and green and salty…

And our job was good, no one let down.
As twenty months passed, we made the Canal.
And for those twenty months we ain’t worked in vain:
We learned to mix cement, fitters and locksmiths became

And no more are we lost!
The life full of virtues we’ll live, this way we’ll go!
Track Name: Моря полярные / Seas the Polar
Seas the Polar (1960)
Music: A. Averkin, lyrics: V. Matveev

The deep dusk is falling
And fog's growing grey
The mist is creeping over
The ocean from far away.

The sea is a-changing
And the wave is high and wild,
But our Fatherland dear
Fills our brave hearts.

Oh seas, the Polar,
Oh the wave is cold
For the Soviet homeland
We stand as the wall!

Our Fleet is mighty,
Through the battles of Honour.
And the Sun shines so brightly
Above our Land and in our souls.

Oh seas, the Polar,
Oh the wave is cold
For the Soviet homeland
We stand as the wall!

Again restless is the night,
And storm is breaking the sea
But our borders we guard,
Safe always we keep!

Oh seas, the Polar,
Oh the wave is cold
For the Soviet homeland
We stand as the wall!
Track Name: Песня о Дзержинском / Dzerzhinsky song
Песня о Дзержинском (1976)
Музыка: П.Купрейшвили Слова: Петров Ф., Е.Рябов, Шуклин Н.

О том, как ты правде великой служил,
Соратник и друг Ильича,
И рыцарем верным, испытанным был,
Легенды в народе звучат!

Врагов революции строго судил,
Страну нам беречь завещал
И в битве с врагами чекистов сплотил,
Друзей своих путь освещал.

Феликс, Феликс железный,
Феликс, добрый, сердечный,
Наш друг боевой,
Чекист волевой,
Народный герой,
Навек легендарный герой!

Для тысяч детей ты коммуны создал
Им жизненный путь указал,
Для них боевой, огневой комиссар
Любимым учителем стал!

Нарушить покой никому не дадим,
Не дрогнем в смертельном бою,
Огонь Революции свято храним
Дзержинский, ты с нами в строю!

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