In the town of Leningrad At Five Corners Place Sanya Sokolov had Bruises on his face. He sang drunken songs and made Their ears sore, So it wasnít wrong they gave Him what for. In the town of Leningrad All is calm and bright. Where are thieves and boys gone bad? Simply out of sight! Itís too cold to be akin To Athens; So itís full of Swedes and Finns - It happens! In the town of Leningrad Theyíve got taxis too, But donít try to hail a cab - It wonít stop for you. If you knock back vodka on A bender Youíll be coming to a stop, Remember!
© Margaret & Stas Porokhnya. Translation, 2008