Presentation on theme: "”Dorogoi Dlinnou” –”Endless Road" (composed in by Boris Fomin)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Dorogoi Dlinnou Music: Boris Fomin Russian Lyrics : Konstantin POdrevski
2 ”Dorogoi Dlinnou” –”Endless Road" (composed in 1917-1918 by Boris Fomin) It became an international hit 50 years later under the English title "Those Were the Days”It was featured in the 1958 Hollywood film "The Brothers Karamazov" (sung by Maria Schell) as a 19th Century traditional Russian tune.American folk singer Gene Raskin wrote new English lyrics for the melody and recorded it in 1962 as "Those Were the Days"; that same year it was more successfully covered by the group the Limelighters.Paul McCartney heard the song and used it for debute of Welsh singer Mary Hopkin. Released in August 1968, Hopkin's version of "Those Were the Days", produced by McCartney, became a #1 hit in the UK and reached #2 in the US charts. Only Raskin was given a writing credit on the single.
3 Мusic: Boris Fomin (1900-1948) Russian lyrics: Konstantin Podrevskii. Boris Fomin wrote about 200 songsNever had true recognition neither inUSSR nor abroadThe genre of romance was declared as"bourgeois" at 1929 Russian Music ConferenceIn 1937 Fomin was arrested withcharges of "slandering Soviet reality"
4 Dorogoi Dlinnou Endless road Mooney night We travelled on three horses with the bellsFar away the lights were flickeringOh, if I can ever keep up with youTo get rid of boredom of my soulCHORUS:Endless roadMooney nightWith the song that ringing far wayWith that old and 7-string ( guitar)That kept me awake all night longYehali na troike s bubentsami Ah vdali mel’kali ogon’ki Eh, kogda bi mnie teper za vami Dushu byi razveyats ot toski CHORUS: Dorogoi dlinnoyu Da nochkoi lunnoyu Da s pesnei toi chto v dal letit zvenya Da s toi starinnou Da s semestrunnou Chto po nocham tak muchila menya La , la, la…..
5 Those were the days Lyrics- Gene Raskin; Music -Boris Fomin 1. Once upon a time there was a tavernWhere we used to raise a glass or twoRemember how we laughed away the hours,And dreamed of all the great things we would doCHORUS:Those were the days my friendWe thought they’d never endWe'd sing and dance forever and a dayWe'd live the life we choseWe'd fight and never lose2. For we were young and sure to have our wayThen the busy years went rushing by usWe lost our starry notions on the wayIf by chance I’d see you in the tavernWe’d smile at one another and we’d sayThose were the days...