The spring is just beginning,
We havenít started singing
And yet, my soul is jumping from my chest, -
And then they came to pester
with escorts, with escorts
And told me, "hurry up, get dressed!"
Oh how I begged the sergeant to re-think:
"Donít take me away from the spring!"
íTil May, with no progressio -
They asked for my confession,
But I was stubborn! Forty days theyíve tried.
When I expected least,
My Katharine was seized
And the detective gained more rights than I.
And then I understood that I would sink, -
Just through the window, let me see the spring!
And once again, itís starting,
In train cars, weíre departing
And rail junctions measure whatís ahead.
And through the window, - green
Maples and birches gleam
And all of them are begging "Donít forget!"
And from the hills, my friends still waved and winked
Why did I have to leave the precious spring!
In asking Kathy I was very prudent
Weíre leaving? - We shouldnít!
Iíve had it up to here! - I canít abide!
And thus replied my Kathy:
"Youíve had it, youíve had it", -
We ran away through tundra in the night!
How warm was her embrace, oh just to think! -
So this is what youíre like my lovely spring!
And only two days since
Those bitches sensed our prints, -
Like dogs, they sensed the path weíve trod, -
Those bitches firmly tied
Our legs and arms so tigh -
Like carrion they dragged us through the mud.
No longer would I ever dream a thing!
I have completely lost beloved spring!