ODESSA - MY PRINCIPESSA

Written by: Larisa Rzhepishevska

About many famous cities we can talk:
London, Paris, Naples or New York,
But when you walk along Odessa
You will love our principessa
If you are wise enough and not a bore.

The fact is such,
The fact is such:
There’s no city in the world
I love so much.

You will smile to the famous Duke,
From the second hatch at him you’ll look
And if he gives you the welcoming hand
You will have to understand
That Odessa is the smile of God.

The fact is such,
The fact is such:
There’s no city in the world
I love so much.

The girls in our city are the pearls,
God gave them sense of humor and a charm.
You come here and you will see
The beauty of the bluest sea
And you will be surprised but not alarmed.

The fact is such,
The fact is such:
There’s no city in the world
I love so much.

And Sasha Pushkin was an odessite,
As here he recalled a wonderous moment
He cursed and praised our and his Odessa
Because he really loved principessa,
Which was and is and always bright.

The fact is such,
The fact is such:
There’s no city in the world
I love so much.

You can go any place you like
To New York, Paris or even London,
All of them are really so nice,
But in Odessa you'll be surprised
By the smell of sea, acacia, cherry, linden...

The fact is such,
The fact is such:
There’s no city in the world
I love so much.

©Larisa Rzhepishevska (Odessa, Ukraine)