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Music of the Waters.                267
" Let us pull away together, boys, All together. It goes—it goes, Pull away—away—together."
Mr. Ralston, in his book, " Songs of the Russian People," says of the Cossack songs that "they are generally about the Don or the Volga; along the banks of those rivers ride the Cossack horse, or on their waters float the Cossack boats." He quotes one very well-known boat­man's favourite, " The Address to the River Don ":—
' Father of ours ! famous, quiet Don, Don Ivanovich, our nourisher I Great praise of thee is spoken, Great praise and words of honour: That thou didst swiftly run, Swiftly; but in olden days All clearly didst thou run,— But now, our nourisher, all Troubled dost thou flow; Troubled unto thy depths art thou, O Don ! Then glorious, quiet Don thus made reply, ' How otherwise than troubled can I be ?

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