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Lyrics and Chords

Intro:
Bm | Bm | Em | F# Bm  - x2
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 Bm              Bm      F#m
Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey - x2
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Bm | A | Gm F#m | Bm - x2
Bm | Bm F#m | Bm | Bm F#m
{{*}}
Verse 1:
       Bm
There lived a certain man in Russia long ago,
        Em                    F#               Bm
He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow.
      Bm
Most people looked at him with terror and with fear,
        Em                   F#            Bm
But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear.
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 Bm
He could preach the bible like a preacher
 Em                  F#
Full of ecstasy and fire,
 Bm
But he also was the kind of teacher
 Em    F#      Bm
Women would desire.
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Chorus 1:
 B     D         E            B     
Ra Ra Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen,
A              E        B
  There was a cat that really was gone.
 B     D         E                 B
Ra Ra Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine,
A            E        B
  It was a shame how he carried on.
{{*}}
Instrumental:
Bm | Bm F#m | Bm | Bm F#m
Bm | Bm | Em | F# Bm
{{*}}
Verse 2:
    Bm
He ruled the Russian land and never mind the Tsar,
         Em                   F#           Bm
But the kasatschok he danced really wunderbar.
   Bm
In all affairs of state he was the man to please,
        Em                     F#             Bm
But he was real great when he had a girl to squeeze.
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 Bm
For the queen he was no wheeler dealer,
  Em                                F#
Though she'd heard the things he'd done.
  Bm
She believed he was a holy healer
  Em       F#       Bm
Who would heal her son.
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[Chorus 1]
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Instrumental:
Bm | A | Gm F#m | Bm - x2
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(Spoken underneath the above chords)
"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".
{{*}}
 Bm              Bm      F#m
Hey hey hey hey hey hey hey hey - x4
{{*}}
Bm | Bm | Em | F# Bm
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Verse 3:
       Bm
"This man's just got to go", declared his enemies,
         Em                         F#            Bm
But the ladies begged, "Don't you try to do it, please".
    Bm
No doubt this Rasputin had lots of hidden charms,
           Em                    F#           Bm
Though he was a brute they just fell into his arms.
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  Bm
Then one night some men of high standing
 Em                           F#
Set a trap - they're not to blame.
  Bm
"Come to visit us", they kept demanding,
Em      F#     Bm
And he really came.
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Chorus 2:
 B     D         E            B     
Ra Ra Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen,
A                E     B
  They put some poison into his wine.
 B     D         E                 B
Ra Ra Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine,
A             E        B
  He drank it all and said "I feel fine".
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Chorus 3:
 B     D         E            B     
Ra Ra Rasputin, lover of the Russian queen,
A               E         B
  They didn't quit, they wanted his head.
 B     D         E                 B
Ra Ra Rasputin, Russia's greatest love machine,
A               E       B
  And so they shot him till he was dead.
{{*}}
Coda:
         Bm
(Spoken)   Oh, those Russians...

Key

key
Bm
original
key
Bm
Cm A#m
transpose
capo
on
0 fret
not in use
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B

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