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Dark Lady (Russian translation)

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Дама Тьмы (Dama T'my)

Королева гадалок Нового Орлеана
В черном лимузине гладила свёго кота
На сиденье были царапины
оставленные мужчинами, которых её удача выиграла.
Я не могла видеть сквозь затемнённое стекло.
Она сказала: “ДОМОЙ УЖЕ!” -- и водитель нажал на газ.
Я проследовала за ней в какую-то тёмную комнату.
Она взяла мои деньги, и сказала: “Подожди меня чуть-чуть”.
 
Дама Тьмы смеялась, танцевала и зажигала свечи одну за другой.
Она танцевала под музыку цыган, пока варилось её зелье.
Дама Тьмы занималась чёрной магией, пока часы не пробили полночь.
Она рассказала больше, чем я сама о себе знала.
 
Она выложила на стол две карты: Даму и Тройку,
Бормоча слова, которые мне были незнакомы.
Следующей картой был крестовый Валет 1
Мои глаза видели красную масть 2, но карта оставалась чёрной.
Она сказала: “Мужчина, которого ты любишь, скрывает от тебя,
Что он верен другой. И она очень близко к тебе.
Я советую, чтобы ты ушла отсюда,
Никогда не возвращалась, и навсегда забыла моё лицо.”
 
Дама Тьмы смеялась, танцевала и зажигала свечи одну за другой.
Она танцевала под музыку цыган, пока варилось её зелье.
Дама Тьмы занималась чёрной магией, пока часы не пробили полночь.
Она рассказала больше, чем я сама о себе знала.
 
Я прибежала домой, залезла в постель,
Но не могла уснуть из-за того, что она сказала.
Я вспомнила запах её духов и почувствовала его в своей комнате!
Я украдкой вернулась обратно и нашла её с моим мужчиной.
Они смеялись и целовались, пока не заметили пистолет в моей руке.
Всё произошло быстро, и вон они уже мертвые лежат на полу.
Никогда больше не раскинет карт Дама Тьмы.
 
Дама Тьмы смеялась, танцевала и зажигала свечи одну за другой.
Она танцевала под музыку цыган, пока варилось её зелье.
Дама Тьмы занималась чёрной магией, пока часы не пробили полночь.
Она рассказала больше, чем я сама о себе знала.
 
  • 1. "Two-eyed jack" – “Валeт с двумя глазами” . В колоде карт только Валет бубнов и крестовый Валет имеют два глаза. Пиковый Валет и Валет Червей имеют только один глаз.
  • 2. "to see red" по-англиски тоже значит "сердиться"
Submitted by Phil AmbroPhil Ambro on Thu, 02/05/2019 - 08:17
Last edited by Phil AmbroPhil Ambro on Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:13
Author's comments:

Special thanks to Iggeethecat for all your help (especially with the card stuff).

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IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 02:05

About the backseat scratches, maybe:
Заднее сиденье было исцарапано страстью
Мужчин, проигравшим ей свою судьбу
???

About the Jacks, I checked the American deck and it is true, the Jack of Spades and the Jack of Hearts are seen in profile (so you can see only one eye). In the Russian deck I have, they all are two-eyed Regular smile

Pinhas ZelenogorskyPinhas Zelenogorsky    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 02:19

Крутые комментарии про масти и валетов!

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 02:31

LOL, yes it's true! Why would I lie?!
In card games, people use "jokers" and certain card types as "wilds". Common ones are: "deuces" - 2s, the "suicide King" - the King of Hearts, whose sword goes through his head, and (of course) "one-eyed" or "two-eyed" Jacks (one is red and the other black). These cards are generally used for "wilds" if the deck has no "Jokers". Jokers are (of course) always wild.

As for that weird line in the song, I think I'll keep the line the way it is. After all, it's not all that clear in English either. So, let's just leave it alone, so it can be unclear in Russian too. Regular smile

Thanks for all the help!

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:29

Love the song minus murder. Lol. Same with hotel Ca - better not get into the lyrics.

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:37

Д, это ваша тургеневость speaking, the murder is the most intriguing part of the song

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:39

Ха! Кабы девочка была моложе..

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:43

I don't remember a murder in Hotel California, though. That song has been explained many different ways, but I don't really recall anyone killing anyone. In my understanding, the singer dies and ends up in his version of hell. He doesn't know he's dead. That's all. So, he thinks he's in a hotel, but as the song progresses, he comes to understand that he is dead. But, he wasn't murdered.

Pinhas ZelenogorskyPinhas Zelenogorsky    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:34

No murder! "The next thing I knew they were dead on the floor"

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:37

PZ,
Lol. Was it not?
So I sneaked back and caught her with my man,
Laughing and kissing till they saw the gun in my hand -- still alive and next, what you said. Lol

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:40

Sorry Pinhas, but yes there is a murder! Cher kills her husband and Dark Lady. She shoots them both dead with the "gun in her hand".

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:42

Phil also got 2 thanks, but uncommonly short on comments. Let's see if it gets addressed.

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:46

Yes, but, like always, I needed help. I think I'm getting a little bit better. Of course, almost every line had a grammar error. But, I am getting better. I hope. Confused smile

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:53

You are. Honestly, if I wasn’t born Russian, I would’ve never ever learnt Russian language in order to use properly. There’s so many “things” only native or foreign well trained spy can comprehend. No kidding Regular smile

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:59

I find that funny, and true. It's funny because whenever I tell Russians that I learned Russian for the USA Army during Soviet times, they all immediately call me an "American Spy", even after they hear my horrible Russian. I agree though. If our spies spoke Russian as poorly as I do (and did) we would never have gotten any intelligence. LOL

SchnurrbratSchnurrbrat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:02

I used to make jokes that i've graduated from Spy school in Russia or sometimes from Kiev Spy School and some folks took it seriously. lol

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:08

Ну вот, с количеством комментарий справились!
At work, they say I am KGB because I work from home 7 years now, but I know what's happening in the office - lol, a little too well informed...

Pinhas ZelenogorskyPinhas Zelenogorsky    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:12

Ну, каких шпионов готовит Россия, мы тут тоже все недавно наблюдали.

Pinhas ZelenogorskyPinhas Zelenogorsky    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:44

За кадром. В песне убийства нет. А если бы Шер кого-то убила и спела об этом всему миру, не видать бы ей, бедной, ни копейки из тех потраченных на косметические операции миллионов.

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:48

LMAO. Very funny! Of course, Cher didn't really kill anyone. But, in the song, by the lyrics, she did kill her husband and Dark Lady. LOL! Her ex-husband actually died in a skiing accident when he skied into a tree. As for Dark Lady, I don't think she ever really existed. (But, of course you know that.) Still, your comment was hilarious!

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:49

Lol, PZ, who said Cher killed. Don't project. Wasn't it once your advice to me?

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 21:55

Well, sorry. I didn't mean it "literally". I meant Cher (as the singer in the song). I did not mean to imply that Cher actually killed someone. Sorry if there was a misunderstanding. I really didn't think anyone would think I meant it literally. Sorry.

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:03

Упущение в переводе, Фил. Народ решил, что Шер взяла АК в руки и пошла мочить всех вокруг.
But they don’t criticize your translation, just their interpretation - this a good sign Wink smile

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:36

LOL. I'm glad to see that BlackSea has forgiven me. Regular smile
And, once again, I read молчить.

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:43
Phil Ambro a écrit :

And, once again, I read молчить.

This surely proves that you are not an American spy 😆

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:43

Мочить=Kill
Молчить нету = молчит is silent
About forgiveness:
Неделю с мужем не разговаривала…
А потом вижу — нет, не заслужил он такого счастья!

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:55

Что LT сделал с невинной Дианой? Скоро муж прибежит и Коса Ностру нам тут всем устроит 🤭

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:03

That's why, quite strategically, it's so happened that he didn't learn Russian. You know, what you don't know...
And I also told you earlier, кабы невинная девочка была помоложе... Lol

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:15

You know, they thought us in ‘some’ spy school, that there is an app that will translate ‘stuff’ to many foreign languages. You don’t even need to type, you can just scan... and it will spit the most meaningful words back to you Wink smile
Keep all the gadgets away from husband!

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:24

M, my husband is the innocence and goodness. Quite annoyingly consistently so.
I can only claim marriage was beneficial to him as he went from being an introvert to running for an office.
Ok, so trump does contribute as well.

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:38

Are you married to HC? Глотаю все секреты и запиваю водкой, а вааще, я беленькая и пушистенькая. А во всем виновата айПадка. Вы не представляете, сколько мне с ней приходится бороться. Перевирает мои слова как ей угодно. Никакого уважения к творческой душе.
Teeth smile

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sun, 05/05/2019 - 00:02

What's HC? Lol. I just had a wonderful Italian dinner. But now, the light fixture is flickering giving me a horrid headache. So...
Hello darkness, my old friend
I've come to talk with you again

Till tomorrow - thanks for the entertainment, everyone

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:46

D, it’s either an alcohol or they poisoned you. Oh, you know those Italians...
I am kidding, of course. But binge watched 2 seasons of Medici on Netflix. Guilty... Now, I am trying to figure out what was real Regular smile

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:53

Pity I don't drink... Smoke... Take drugs... Btw, I'm quite impressed - he changed a light bulb, apparently, we even have a ladder... Lol. I saw Medici. As much as I love Jeremy Irons, this series, I found lacking. But, have you noticed how those who preach, don't have to follow... those in power, abuse it... Power corrupts and, as they say, absolute power corrupts absolutely...

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:03

LMAO! Well, that's fair. Either way, I'm happy to see you again. Regular smile

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:01

I know that! Regular smile

Marcel_RMarcel_R    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 22:58

Ого как много тут написали :O

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:12

I think this group loves the friendly bantering. Earlier, I thought Phil had too few comments - this certainly was remedied, albeit, it's mostly unrelated to the song and its translation. Lol.

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:25

LOL, I translate this as Phil has groupies. Good for him! Regular smile Whoo-hoo!
Can anyone actually say anything about the translation?

Nobody is counting here, BTW

BlackSea4everBlackSea4ever    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:26

Sure - we explained Cher isn't a murderess

Phil AmbroPhil Ambro    Sun, 05/05/2019 - 01:05

LMAO. Yes, thanks for clearing that up!

Kashtanka1965Kashtanka1965    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:44

"зажигалала"- typo. "вернен"-верен.

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:48

Ну наконец-то кто-то прочитал по-настоящему!

Kashtanka1965Kashtanka1965    Sat, 04/05/2019 - 23:55

Совсем неплохой перевод, но не хватает эмоций, страсти. Как будто читаешь похоронное извещение в местной газете.

IgeethecatIgeethecat    Sun, 05/05/2019 - 00:09

Так то потому, что в американских шпионских школах их русской страсти не обучали.
Ждём’с вашу версию Regular smile