Victory Day 2011: The Choir sings “Forward, on the Way!”


In honor of the 2011 Victory Day, celebrated on May 9th to commemorate the 66th anniversary of the end of World War II, we present the Choir singing “Forward, on the Way!” (В путь!)

This rare and historic program was filmed on location in the former Soviet Union in 1965. The ensemble consisted of about 200 entertainers including a choir and choreographic troupe, who travelled the front lines, entertaining Soviet troops by performing more than 1500 concerts during World War II.

Lyrics

Путь далек у нас с тобою,
Веселей, солдат, гляди!
Вьется, вьется знамя полковое,
Командиры – впереди.

Солдаты, в путь, в путь, в путь…
А для тебя, родная,
Есть почта полевая.
Прощай, труба зовет.
Солдаты, в поход!

Каждый воин – парень бравый,
Смотрит соколом в строю.
Породнились мы со славой,
Славу добыли в бою.

Солдаты, в путь, в путь, в путь…
А для тебя, родная,
Есть почта полевая.
Прощай, труба зовет.
Солдаты, в поход!

Дни теперь для нас настали
И учёбы, и труда.
Чтоб спокойно расцветали
Наши сёла, города.

Солдаты, в путь, в путь, в путь…
А для тебя, родная,
Есть почта полевая.
Прощай, труба зовет.
Солдаты, в поход!

Путь далек у нас с тобою,
Веселей, солдат, гляди!
Вьется, вьется знамя полковое,
Командиры – впереди.

Солдаты, в путь, в путь, в путь…
А для тебя, родная,
Есть почта полевая.
Прощай, труба зовет.
Солдаты, в поход!

Our way is long,
Cheer up, soldier, look!
The regimental banner is waving,
Commanders – to the fore.

Soldiers, on the way, on the way, on the way…
And for you, my dear,
It’s field mail.
Farewell, the trumpet is calling.
Soldiers, to the campaign!

Each warrior – a brave fellow,
Watches like a hawk in the ranks.
We became one with glory,
We extracted glory in battle.

Soldiers, on the way, on the way, on the way…
And for you, my dear,
It’s field mail.
Farewell, the trumpet is calling.
Soldiers, to the campaign!

The days now became for us
To study and to work.
So that our villages and towns
would peacefully flourish.

Soldiers, on the way, on the way, on the way…
And for you, my dear,
It’s field mail.
Farewell, the trumpet is calling.
Soldiers, to the campaign!

Our way is long
Cheer up, soldier, look!
The regimental banner is waving,
Commanders – to the fore.

Soldiers, on the way, on the way, on the way…
And for you, my dear,
It’s field mail.
Farewell, the trumpet is calling
Soldiers, to the campaign!

One comment on “Victory Day 2011: The Choir sings “Forward, on the Way!”

  1. Linda says:

    My favourite recording of this!

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