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Published on Jun 29, 2013
Russian folk group Koleso St Petersburg perform in English 'The Sleep of Winter' from John Farndon's musical 'Anya'. It is Anya's lullaby sung to her father Lev as he collapses in her arms weak from the cold and long torture, his fingers missing from frostbite. The wolf pack is, of course, a metaphor for an NKVD hunting party in pursuit.
Beneath the trees The blackness falls The snow is piled up high But you and me; we're here inside To sing our lullaby
Somewhere nearby The wolf pack prowls; They're hungry for their prey But you and me, we're here inside To while the night away.
Out in the dark An old branch cracks Born down by weight of snow But here inside we hear no sound Beside the fire's glow.
Tonight the wolves will starve, my love. They shall not have their way. In our dreams, we're safe inside Until the break of day.