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Rasputin: The Sensual Madman and Disco Sensation All in One


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

Rah Rah Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Rah Rah 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 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

Rah Rah Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
There was a cat that really was gone
Rah Rah 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

Rah Rah Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They put some poison into his wine
Rah Rah Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
He drank it all and he said "I feel fine"

Rah Rah Rasputin
Lover of the Russian queen
They didn't quit, they wanted his head
Rah Rah Rasputin
Russia's greatest love machine
And so they shot him till he was dead

Oh, those Russians...



"What a country" - Yakov Smirnoff
I don't think I could have made a better connection.

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I've never quite understood what the court ladies saw in Rasputin; I prefer my men bathed, shaven and sane. I do quite fancy Christopher Lee, though...



Woman is the Earth and Man is the Sky.

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Dagnamit. I wanted to be the first to post this...missed out by a few years.

I'm sure the song is inspired by this film more than anything...I saw a video of it where that man in the group (the guy who dances around miming the words) wore exactly the same costume as Christopher Lee did in this film.

"Nothings gonna change my world!"

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I was just gonna ask if the song was influenced by the movie since it came out not long after! Guess it did.

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Nobody mentioned that this song was by the group Boney M.

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Women can't resist complete bastards - especially in positions of power. Hammer knew this. Barbara Shelley's is the archetypal abusive relationship.

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Loved Christopher Lee's camp dancing in this. I'd love to be able to dub Boney M's song over a clip of him bustin' some moves!

"Hey! Ladies! That was fun!"

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All too true at times. It was very disturbing to see Sonia, formerly so self-possessed, destroy herself over Rasputin. Lee played this role almost too well.

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In heaven everything is fine.

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Thank you for posting this. I saw the film on TV yesterday. The song comes up a lot on the car radio, but I've never been able to quite catch the lyrics.

Ah, Sonia, when are you young ladies going to realise that chasing after a guy who says loud and clear he doesn't want you will never end well?




There is nothing wrong with Christianity. Only some of the people who practice it.

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