If my body were feeble and skinny, Then my morals would never be loose - In my life I would never be sinning, I’d ignore both women and booze. If my body were strong and restoring, Then I’d go on a spirituous spree, Drinking hard and completely ignoring Juicy females, surrounding me. Since my build’s of an average measure, There’s no other way out, I think, But to relish with rapture and pleasure Every day both females and drink!
© George Tokarev. Translation, 2002
© Michael Ohlsson. Performance, music, 2010