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Shine, Shine, My Star - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shine, shine, my star,
According to Russian romance researcher Yelena Ukolova, the song was created amid celebrations of the 700th anniversary of Moscow in January 1847. The lyrics was written by student Vladimir Chuyevsky, and music by composer Pyotr Bulakhov. However the romance did not become an instant success until the eve of World War I when singer Vladimir Sabinin re-arranged it. The breakthrough came in 1915 when Sabinin's gramophone record appeared.
In Soviet Union the romance was labelled the 'White One' and obliterated for a while. In 1944 it was performed on record by Georgy Vinogradov. Ukolova marked that the "Shine..." returned in the 1956 American film War and Peace.
From youtube comments
This song is very, very beautiful. I take the liberty to post here the English version I have recently obtained:
"Shine , shine my star,
Star of love, how inviting you are!
You are my only and one light,
there will never be another .
As the night falls down to Earth
lots of stars will shine on sky.
But you're the one, my lovely star ,
shining pleasant rays on me". (continues...)
"Star of hope ,
star of love and magic days.
You will always be here,
by my troubled soul.
And your strong and bright rays
will illumine my being.
Should I die, on my grave you will
shine, shine my star
Shine, shine, my star! - Leonid Kharitonov (1991) - YouTube
Leonid Kharitonov - Shine, Shine My Star
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