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The Goons - A Russian Love Song

A Russian Love Song
 is one of the fourteen singles released by Peter SellersHarry Secombe and Spike Milligan.  It was released on the 14th of October 1957.

The final offering recorded by The Goons during the life of the radio show, "A Russian Love Song" was an inspired satire on the emerging cold war politics between the USA and the Soviet Union following the launch of the Sputnik satellite. The song even gave Spike Milligan the chance to demonstrate his best impersonation of Elvis Presley!

The B-side of the single "Whistle Your Cares Awaydated back to the session of 10th March, according to the original record label credits, featured Whistlers Mother-in-Law and Asian Flu (Duettists).

LyricsEdit

There were two Russian lovers

Walking hand in hand on the banks of a river

in a snow covered land.

A boy and a girl with starlight in their eyes

They kiss and caress as he tenderly sighs


Oh! Oh! Oh! Comrades! All right comrade that's enough!

We meet each night by the silvery light of that

dear old fashioned Russian satellite moon

It shines so bright -- turns Americans white

at the sight of our dear old Russian satellite moon


And over here in England I saw it at my flat

I ran into the cellar and I put on my old ARP hat


Don't be silly!

Tovarisch! Just dance with joy, while we are all still alive

by the light of our glorious Russian satellite moon


Gentleman!


Look up in the skies - I can't believe my eyes!

It's that dear old fashioned Russian satellite moon!


What, what, where?

Hand me my gun -- we're going to have some fun

(bang) Oh I missed that naught Russian satellite moon


I'll have to run you in there for a very legal reason

Shooting at Russian moons when they are out of season


Stand aside -- my reply to that is this rocket driven hat

England's answer to that Russian satellite moon


The President. Gentleman the President of the har-har-har of  the har-har-har

There is a Russian satellite moon of Arkansas, Mr President

Thank heaven it is not over America

Don't worry, we are prepared for this

Mr Presley: let 'em have it!


Now listen here! I'll make it clear just what we intend to do

I'm gonna rock around that Russian satellite moon

I'm gonna rock around that Russian satellite moon

(fades, to Russian)


That's right, comrade Elvis

Go on, shake your hips while we listen to the blips

Of our glorious Russian satellite moon.


(Unintelligible words speed up, until the Russian explodes)

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