Nat Pinkerton is the hero for me From childhood, whoíd excel him. But he had great crime rate that time at least, So Iím sleepless by envy. Thereíre the instrument and darting eye... That way the work is effective. But I do know about you so much, That itís disgusting to look at. You couldnít escape, thereís no a secret - My work is simple: to suspect all. Every offender is leaving a trace, footprint, And retutns to the crime place, of course. Thereíre the instrument and darting eye... That way the work is effective. But I do know about you so much, That itís disgusting to look at. The detectives have rather gloomy sight, And rather a bad character, to say, As they are working with the rights defied, And only with dark side of the life and bad. Thereíre the instrument and darting eye... That way the work is effective. But I do know about you so much, That itís disgusting to look at. The other people drink despite of grief And have a spree on holidays of may. Iím not sitting at the table, where feast, Iím going around, looking well. Thereíre the instrument and darting eye... That way the work is effective. But I do know about you so much, That itís disgusting to look at. "All worldís - a theatre! " - so told Shakespeare. But I do see only the roles fixed: That man - is villain, that one - a filcher, A vampire... So Pushkin said "Whatís more, indeed?" Thereíre the instrument and darting eye... That way the work is effective. But I do know about you so much, That itís disgusting to look at. But there exists the name... I am repeating: "Donít think, that all the detectivesíre unsociable..." Sheís playing a blue role here - Is quite necessary for me such a role. Thereíre the instrument and darting eye... That way the work is effective. But I do know about you so much, That itís disgusting to look at.
© Lyudmila Purgina. Translation, 2012