Campbell, Bridgegate Music
Unrequited love ! A Russian Cossack tune called ‘Romance’, learnt from and performed with our good friends the world famous ‘Rostov Balalaika’ from Rostov on Don, twin city of Glasgow Scotland, during tours with them in Russia and Scotland which includied many jovial nights.

The lyrics are a loose translation from Pushkin, Russia’s celebrated poet similar in fame to our Robert Burns.

 

 

 
I  
Dm 
raised my  
A7 
eyes, and you were  
Dm 
there
 
A fleeting  
Gm 
glimpse of you,  
C 
…so 
 
beauti
F 
ful and rare
 
So  
D7 
long have  
Gm 
you, 
 
 
C 
…haunted my  
F 
dreams
Bbmaj7 
…Dark¬†days and  
Dm 
skies above,  
A7 
…no one to  
Dm 
love
 
Then  
D7 
I looked  
Gm 
up again,  
C 
…and you were  
F 
there
Bbmaj7 
…Just as  
Dm 
beautiful, 
 
 
A7 
…and oh so  
Dm 
fair 
 
 
Gm 
 
Dm 

 

 

I loved you, and I still do
The feeling it remains, so quiet within my soul
I do not wish to cause you pain
Hopelessly I loved you, silent and shy
God grant you find, one who will love you
As tenderly and truthfully as I

 

I raised my eyes, and you were there
A fleeting glimpse of you, so beautiful and rare
So long have you, haunted my dreams
Hopelessly I loved you, silent and shy
God grant you find, one who will love you
As tenderly and truthfully as I

 

 

  Jun 26, 2014