Vladimir Vysotsky. Family Affairs.

It’s no use to talk with you, my dear!..

It’s no use to talk with you, my dear!
What ye say is but a rambling chatter.
So I’ll better go to have a drink,
And discuss with men a serious matter.

They have vital questions to decide,
For example: “Who is the most hard drinker?”
And their range of interests is wide
From our stand to where they sell hard liquors.

We debate two quite important points,
As we hold a heated conversation:
One is where to get the missing coins,
And the other who’ll then fetch libation.

Ye pour me bread kvass instead of wine...
I ain’t able to justify your vision.
Your intelligence doesn’t equal mine,
Ye should polish up your erudition!

1964.

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