If There was Vodka for One … (1963)


Vladimir Vysotskii.
Description: The custom in Soviet times was for men to put in ruble each for the standard three-ruble bottle of vodka. It was common to be walking down the street and be asked by two unknown men ‘Want to be the third?’ – and invitation to split the bottle of vodka. Vysotsky captures the time-honored custom in this song.

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