Mrs. Forero and I are trying to get lyrics to Чёрная Шаль from a YouTube of Vera Brynner. We also found a link with several lyrics versions that don't seem to agree with what this artist sings.
The printed lyrics we found are:
Мы не кольцами решали,
Мы не клятвами клялись.
And what we think we hear is:
Мы не кольцами меhинялись,
Не клатвами кались.
So what we think we ought to hear is:
Мы не кольцами менялися,
Не клятвами клялись.
Is this last version right? If so, why would я keep sounding like а, and why would -ся sound like -сь?