Kuu-la xaštïŋ baarïndan
(From the face of a grey mountain ridge)

Tuvan

Kuu-la xaštïŋ baarïndan
Kuduk kassa čerle ižer
Kuskun kara uruglarnï
Kudalaza čerle alïr

Kara xašhtïŋ baarïndan
Kuduk kassa čerle ižer
Karam ïnak uruglarnï
Kadaktaza čerle alïr
If, from the face of a grey mountain ridge
One digs a well, one will always drink
If one woos the raven-black-haired girls
One will always have her

If, from the face of a black mountain ridge
One digs a well, one will always drink it
If one woos the beloved dear girls
One will always take her