Chizhyk-Pyzhik (Russian: Чи́жик-Пы́жик) is a Russian folk song which runs as follows:
Чижик-пыжик, где ты был?На Фонтанке водку пил.Выпил рюмку, выпил две —Зашумело в голове.Chizhik-Pyzhik, where've you been?Drank vodka on the Fontanka.Took a shot, took another -Got dizzy.
Chizhik-Pyzhik, gdje ty byl?
Na fontankje vodku pil.
Vypil rjumku, vypil dvje -
Zashumjelo v golovje.
The origin of the song in unclear. According to one urban legend, the rhyme refers to the students of the Imperial School of Jurisprudence, who frequented a pub belonging to the merchant Nefedov on the Fontanka Quay in Saint Petersburg. The school was founded by Duke Peter of Oldenburg in the nearby house #6. The students of the college wore uniforms with yellow and green colors, which resembled the colors of the bird called the siskin (Russian: Чиж; hypocoristic: chizhik). Because of that, they were nicknamed Chizhyks-Pyzhiks.
Its extremely simple melody (mi-do-mi-do-fa-mi-RE, sol-sol-sol-(la-ti)-do-do-DO) is suitable...Wikipedia (
Creative Commons Attribution CC-BY-SA 4.0