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Rasputin – BONEY M

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There lived a certain man in Russia long ago,
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He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow,
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear,
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But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear

He could preach the Bible like a preacher
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Full of ecstasy and fire.
But he also was the kind of teacher
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Women would desire.

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Ra-Ra-Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen,
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There was a cat that really was gone.
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Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine,
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It was a shame how he carried on.

He ruled the Russian land and never mind the Czar,
But the kasachok 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.
"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 he 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 till he was dead.

Oh, those Russians!

Songwriter/Composer Frank Farian, George Reyam, Fred Jay
Album/Movie/Genre Nightflight to Venus

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