Rasputin    (intro) midi)

 

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1. There lived a certain man in Russia long ago,

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    he was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow,

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    Most people looked at him with terror and with fear,

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    but to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear.

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    He could preach the Bible like a preacher, full of ecstasy and fire.

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    But he also was the kind of teacher, 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 done.

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Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine,

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    it was a shame how he carried on.

 

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2. He ruled the Russian land and never mind the Czar,

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    but the kasachok he danced really wunderbar.

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    In all affairs of state,  he was the man to please,

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    but he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze.

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    For the queen he was no wheeler dealer,

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    though she'd heard the things he'd done.

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    She believed he was a holy healer, who would heal her son.

 

+ CHORUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Spoken:)

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   But when his drinking and lusting and his hunger for power

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    became known to more and more people,

 

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    the demands to do something about this outrageous

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    man became louder and louder.

 

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3. "This man's just got to go!" declared his enemies,

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    but the ladies begged "Don't you try to do it, please".

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    No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms,

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    though he was a brute,  they just fell into his arms.

 

    Then one night some men of higher standing,

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    set a trap, they're not to blame,

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    "Come to visit us" they kept demanding, and he really came.

 

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Ra-Ra-Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen,

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    they put some poison into his wine.

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Ra-Ra-Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine,

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    He drank it all and he said "I feel fine".

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Rep. line 1 - 3 +    ...and so they shot him till he was dead.

 

(Spoken:) Oh, those Russians!             

 

    (Boney M)