Николай Троицкий (nicolaitroitsky) wrote,
Николай Троицкий
nicolaitroitsky

One night in Bangkok

"Ночь в Бангкоке".
Из мюзикла "Шахматы", тут всё о нём рассказано.
Музыка - Бьорн Ульвеус и Бенни Андерсон (солисты ABBA), слова - Тим Райс (который написал либретто Jesus Christ Superstar)
Здесь есть русский перевод

Murray Head


Vinylshakerz

ABBA-Chess

Robey


Bangkok, Oriental city
And the city don't know that the city is getting
The creme de la creme of the chess world in a
Show with everything but Yul Brynner

Time flies, doesnt seem a minute
Since the tiralinan spa had the chess boys in it
All change — don't you know that when you
Play at this level there's no ordinary venue
Like Iceland -- or the Philippines -- or
Hastings -- or -- or this place!

One night in Bangkok
and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
And if you're lucky then the god's a she
I can feel an angel sliding up to me

One town's very like another
When your head's down over your pieces, brother

It's a drag, it's a bore, it's really such a pity
To be looking at the board, not looking at the city.

Whaddya mean? Ya seen one crowded,
polluted, stinking town.

Tea, girls, warm and sweet
Some are set up in the Somerset Maugham suite

Get Thai'd! You're talking to a tourist
Whose every move's among the purest.
I get my kicks above the waistline, sunshine

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
Can't be too careful with your company
I can feel the devil walking next to me

Siam's gonna be the witness
To the ultimate test of cerebral fitness
This grips me more than would a
Muddy old river or reclining Buddha.
Thank God I'm only watching the game,
Controlling it.
I don't see you guys rating
The kind of mate I'm contemplating
I'd let you watch, I would invite you
But the queens we use would not excite you.
So you better go back to your bars, your
temples, your massage parlours...

One night in Bangkok
and the world's your oyster
The bars are temples but the pearls ain't free
You'll find a god in every golden cloister
A little flesh, a little history
I can feel an angel sliding up to me.

One night in Bangkok makes a hard man humble
Not much between despair and ecstasy
One night in Bangkok and the tough guys tumble
Can't be too careful with your company
I can feel the devil walking next to me

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