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There lived a certain man in Russia long ago
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear
He could preach the bible like a preacher
Full of ecstasy and fire
But he also was the kind of teacher
Women would desire
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on
He ruled the Russian land and never mind the czar
But the cassock he danced really wunderbar
In all affairs of state he was the man to please
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer
Though she'd heard the things he'd done
She believed he was a holy healer
Who would heal her son
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
It was a shame how he carried on
But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger
For power became known to more and more people
The demands to do something about this outrageous
Man became louder and louder
This man's just got to go, declared his enemies
But the ladies begged, don't you try to do it, please
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms
Then one night some men of higher standing
Set a trap, they're not to blame
Come to visit us they kept demanding
And he really came
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
He drank it all and said, I feel fine
Ra ra Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They didn't quit, they wanted his head
Ra ra Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
And so they shot him 'til he was dead
Oh, those Russians

credits

from Well Swung!, released July 18, 2018
Tricity Vogue – vocals, ukulele, kazoo. Becca Toft – trumpet. Emma Bassett – trombone. Yasmin Ogilvie – saxophone. Emily O’Hara – guitar, backing vocals. Sarah Bodalbhai – piano, backing vocals. Amy Baldwin – double bass. Michele Drees – drums, backing vocals. Josephine Shaker – tap dancing.
Recorded at Cowshed Studios & Cross Lane Studios, London, in May & June 2018. Produced by Nick Trepka.
Photo by James Millar Photography, illustration by Heather Tyrrell.
Bowler Hat, Bad Showgirl and Run Away and Join The Circus by Heather Tyrrell. Sweet Dreams by David Steward & Annie Lennox. Tainted Love by Ed Cobb. All About That Bass by Paul Kadish & Meghan Trainor. Don't Bring Lulu by Lew Brown, Ray Henderson & Billy Rose. Rasputin by Fred Jay, Frank Farian, George Reyam & Arve Sigvaldsen. King Of The Swingers by Robert & Richard Sherman.
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