A Bad Weather Song

I‘ve already waxed lyrical about different Russian films on this blog, and now here is an opportunity to introduce to you a famous adaptation of the foreign classic – the “Mary Poppins” movie. Based on the books by P. L. Travers, the musical film “Goodbye, Mary Poppins” was produced in 1983 and featured a what you call star-studded performance, complete with a male actor playing a lady. It is adored by generations for all good reasons, but I personally love the music and one particular song about the bad weather.

The film follows in the footsteps of Igor Maslennikov’s recreation of England for his Sherlock Holmes epic, and from the start we see a clean and orderly street showered with endless rain, as it often happens in the UK. Lembit Ulfsak, an Estonian actor, sports a John Lennon look, complete with round glasses and a guitar. The singing voice, however, belongs to Pavel Smeyan, the late actor of Lenkom, one of the leading Russian theatres.
The changes in Nature happen year upon year.
Bad weather, bad weather, bad weather is now in fashion.
As if from the water conduit
The water pours down on us from the sky.
Bad weather is for half of the year,
Half of the year you can go nowhere,
Bad weather is for half of the year,
Half of the year you can go nowhere.
Nowhere, from bad weather we can hide nowhere,
But you cannot postpone life at all.
Nowhere, but remember that somewhere over there
Someone is searching for you in the rain.
The terrible thunderstorm strikes from sunset until sunrise,
Bad weather is the price for people’s sins.
It’s neither a cold nor a flu
But a much more serious trouble…
Bad weather is for half of the year,
Half of the year you can go nowhere,
Bad weather is for half of the year,
Half of the year you can go nowhere.
Nowhere, from bad weather we can hide nowhere,
But you cannot postpone life at all.
Nowhere, but remember that somewhere over there
Someone is searching for you in the rain.
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