Along the Piterskaya Road “Вдоль по Питерской” – Balalaika Lesson 4

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Name “Piterskaya” existed before the beginning of XX century, the informal name of Tverskaya Street in St. Petersburg and its continuation in Moscow, came from the fact that this road was used for traveling from Moscow to St. Petersburg.

It is a very happy song. I usually joke during shows that all Russian songs are either about love or food. Well, this song is about both! This song is sung by a girl expecting her beloved to arrive soon on “troika” and for him she has some “sweet little vodka” and “ukha” a traditional Russian fish soup.

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Вдоль по Питерской

Эх! Вдоль по Питерской,
По Тверской-Ямской,
Да ох, ой!
По Тверской-Ямской
Да с колокольчиком.

Э! Едет миленький
Сам на троечке.
Эх! И едет, лапушка,
Да во поддевочке.

Ох! И я в пиру же была,
Во беседушке,
Я пила, молода,
Сладку да водочку.

Ой! Сладку водочку,
Все наливочку,
Ой! Я пила, молода,
Да из полуведра.

Э… Ох! Ох! Ох!
Не лед трещит,
Не комар пищит,
Это кум до кумы
Судака тащит.

Эх! Эх! Эх! Эх!
Э-эй! Кумушка,
Ты голубушка,
Свари куму судака,
Чтобы юшка была.

Эй! Эй! Эй! Эй!
Эй, ой! Юшечка
И петрушечка,
А поцелуй ты меня,

Ох! Ох! Ох! Ох!
Ну поцелуй! Ну поцелуй!

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