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Continuing this year’s theme of posting Christmas songs from countries involved with World War 1, I’ve done Poland, Italy and Germany. Today I thought I would look for one from Russia. This song came up on every list I looked at for Christmas carols from Russia. The song is В лесу родилась ёлочка (The Forest Raised A Christmas Tree).
В лесу родилась ёлочка (The Forest Raised A Christmas Tree) is Russian Christmas carol. It has a nice bouncy tune to it.
Here it is first in Russian.
And also in English…. it’s not the best video out there BUT is was indeed the best I could find! 🙂 I could find lots of videos of this popular song in Russian but not in English.
Here are the lyrics in English
The forest raised a Christmas tree,
‘Twas silent and serene
In winter and in summer
It was slender and so green.
The wind sang it a lullaby:
Sleep Christmas tree, sleep tight!
The snow was making clothes for it:
It was a pretty sight!
A trembling bunny put himself
Beneath its arms so wide;
The hungry wolf just passed him by –
A lovely place to hide!
Some sleigh bells rang throughout the woods,
The snow was crisp and clean,
A horsey brought a forester
To hew that tree so green.
And now it comes to visit us,
With lights and garlands bright,
While all the children dance and sing
To greet it with delight!