The Czar Song (Unknown)
A personal friend of the Czar was I, An intimate
friend of the great Nicholai. We practically
slept in the same double bed, I at the foot, and
he at the head.
But all that seems distant and all
that seems far, Were those wonderful
nights in the palace of the Czar, when
I was shootin' with Rasputin, ate
farina with Serena, Blintzes with the
princess and the Czar, hey, hey, hey.
We were sharing tea and herring,
dipped banana in spitana, Borscht and
vorscht around the samovar, hoo - ha.
Friends with the Czar was I for life, But
friendlier still was I with his wife. We
practically slept in the same double bed, Til
the Czar kicked me out and slept there instead.
One bloody day revolution broke out, I went to
see what the tsimis was about. I finally bid old
Rushka goodbye, For it was a case of Lenin or I.
The boss took my money and left me in the cold,
All I had left were some rubles and gold. I
turned about for New York City, Where I got even
on the Unamerican Activities Committee.