César Antonovich Cui (1835 - 1918)
Tsarskoe celskaja stauja - A statue in Tsarskoye Selo
Words by Alexander Pushkin (1799 - 1837)
Song text translation:
The young girl dropped the pitcher of water,
It hit a stone and broke.
The girl sits, gloomily,
Holding the jug, now useless.
A miracle! The water pouts endlessly
from the broken pitcher;
the girl sits, eternally sad,
looking down at the eternal flow.