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״אומיירו יא, אומיירן יא״

English translation: When I die, I die

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07:07 Feb 9, 2012
Hebrew to English translations [PRO]
History / Memoirs of a partisan
Hebrew term or phrase: ״אומיירו יא, אומיירן יא״
This seems to be the name of a song

Wider context --

אחר־כך שרתי את השיר ״אומיירו יא, אומיירן יא״
כאשר אמות יקברוני, אך איש לא יידע איפה נמצא קברי, רק בביקר אביבי
תבוא ציפור ותשיר שיר, וכאשר תעזוב הציפור, שוב אשאר לבדי בקברי
Mary Jane Shubow
United States
Local time: 09:16
English translation:When I die, I die
Explanation:
"When I die, I die.
They will bury me, but nobody will know
Where my small grave will be.
Nobody will know
And nobody will visit it
Only in early spring
A nightingale will sing [over my grave].
"Origins of the Gulag: the Soviet Prison Camp System 1917-1934" by Michael Jakobson.
Page 123.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bxxC1ehf8HAC&pg=PA123&dq=...

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Note added at 49 mins (2012-02-09 07:56:38 GMT)
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The Russian text:
Ох, умру я, умру я, похоронят меня,
И никто не узнает, где могилка моя.

И никто не узнает, и никто не придет,
Только раннею весною соловей пропоет.

Пропоет и просвищет и опять улетит,
А моя скромна могилка одиноко стоит.
http://sovmusic.ru/forum/read.php?id=19602

However the excerpt from Jackobson's books is the only translation into English I can find.
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Ty Kendall
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:16
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5When I die, I die
Ty Kendall
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Umru ia
Irina Levchenko

  

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27 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
When I die, I die


Explanation:
"When I die, I die.
They will bury me, but nobody will know
Where my small grave will be.
Nobody will know
And nobody will visit it
Only in early spring
A nightingale will sing [over my grave].
"Origins of the Gulag: the Soviet Prison Camp System 1917-1934" by Michael Jakobson.
Page 123.
http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bxxC1ehf8HAC&pg=PA123&dq=...

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Note added at 49 mins (2012-02-09 07:56:38 GMT)
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The Russian text:
Ох, умру я, умру я, похоронят меня,
И никто не узнает, где могилка моя.

И никто не узнает, и никто не придет,
Только раннею весною соловей пропоет.

Пропоет и просвищет и опять улетит,
А моя скромна могилка одиноко стоит.
http://sovmusic.ru/forum/read.php?id=19602

However the excerpt from Jackobson's books is the only translation into English I can find.

Ty Kendall
United Kingdom
Local time: 17:16
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 44
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Asker: Thanks a lot! That's great!

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6 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: Umru ia

Reference information:
I guess, because it is spoken about partisans, who were mostly Russian speakers, these words sound very similar to Russian "Umru ia, umru ia" what means "When I'll die, when I'll die".

Irina Levchenko
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Native speaker of: Native in UkrainianUkrainian, Native in RussianRussian
PRO pts in category: 8
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