Oh, not for nothing it is said:
The master is not afraid of the work, -
That work may be afraid
Vanya is the master of the parquet!
Donít begin, if you are not able,
Are you not able - donít touch,
If you donít grease - you donít arrive,
If you grease - you may fall!
Even in this Five-year plan
The children play on the floor, -
The children shed tears
Because of some splinters.
May our children crawl,
May they play with the peg-top
On the polished parquet -
On the waxed floor.
It is said, people will soon forget
The title of floor polisher, -
In our time this opinion is
A fateful mistake.
In the midst of our native epoch
You dance on the floor brush, -
To make jokes about the female sex is bad,
But about polishing is good!