A Rumor In St. Petersburg

Old Woman:
St. Petersburg is gloomy

Young Woman:
St. Petersburg is bleak

Shivering Man:
My underwear got frozen standing here all week

All:
Oh since the revolution our lives have been so gray
Thank goodness for the gossip that gets us through the day, hey!
Have you heard there's a rumor in St. Petersburg?
Have you heard what they're saying on the street?

Man:
Although the Tsar did not survive
One daughter may be still alive

All:
The Princess Anastasia

Man:
But please do not repeat

All:
It's a rumor, a legend, a mystery
Something whispered in an alleyway or through a crack
It's a rumor that's part of our history

Babushka:
They say her royal grandmama will pay a royal sum

All:
To someone who can bring the princess back

Black Marketeer #1:
A ruble for this painting
It's Romamov, I swear

Black Marketeer #2:
Count Yusopov's pajamas
Comrades, buy the par

Black Marketeer #3:
I got this from the palace
It's lined with real fur

Black Marketeers and Dimitri:
It could be worth a fortune
If it belonged to her

Dimitri:
It's the rumor, the legend, the mystery
It's the Princess Anastasia who will help us fly
You and I, friend, will go down in history
We'll find a girl to play the part
And teach her what to say
Dress her up and take her to Paris
Imagine the reward
Her dear old grandmama will pay
Who else could pull it off but you and me?
We'll be rich

Vladimir:
We'll be rich

Dimitri:
We'll be out

Vladimir:
We'll be out

Dimitri and Vladimir:
And St. Petersburg will have some more to talk about

All:
Have you heard there's a rumor in St. Petersburg?
Have you heard what they're saying on the street?
Hey, hey, hey
Have you heard there's a rumor in St. Petersburg?
Have you heard? Comrades, what do you suppose?
A fascinating mystery

Dimitri:
The biggest con in history

All:
The Princess Anastasia, alive or dead?

Window Washer:
Who knows?