Dschinghis Khan – Moskau


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An evening pause: Hat tip Jim Mallamace, who notes, “What we have here is a German group with a Mongolian name singing about a city in Russia.” And they did this in 1979, during the height of the Soviet empire.

I think this is an expression of freedom, but I’m not really sure. What I do know is that the song was a hit in Soviet Russia, and was used extensively during the 1980 Moscow Olympics. And I suppose it is a good song for Labor Day.

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  • Commodude

    Interesting translation of the lyrics:

    http://lyricstranslate.com/en/moskau-moscow.html

  • Noah Peal

    Misheard lyrics by YouTube commenter Ben Covert:

    Moscow, Moscow, Billy is a handyman, Porcelain is the surest plan, Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho. HEY! Moscow, Moscow, Dinah Steeler is to loose, Castro is the time to lose, Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha. HEY! Moscow, Moscow, Please respect the caviar, Rangers end up p***** in tar, Ho, ho, ho, ho, ho. HEY! Moscow, Moscow, Come and dance and love the fish, Mr. Disco summoned it, Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha!

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