I found these gifs I made a while back for a site that’s not running anymore, so I thought I’d post them here. It’s a description of psychiatric symptoms and states of mind using a pink box and some other stuff.
The words were subsequently set to Florian Hermann’s Valse Hommage (in an arrangement by S. Gerdel’) and published on 7 March 1884.
Although often characterised as a Russian-Romani song, the words and music were written respectively by a Ukrainian poet Evheniy Grebenka (Евге́ний Па́влович Гребёнка) and a composer Florian Hermann. Feodor Chaliapin popularised the song abroad in a version in his own adaptation.
1954 Louis Armstrong did a version called "Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya", which in his unique New OrleansCreolepatois sounded like "Oh Cha Chunya". The words were quite different from the proper translation of the song from Russian to English.