a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Catherine The Great

Lyrics & Music: Neil Hannon

Published by: Sony/ATV Music Publishing

Originally interpreted by: The Divine Comedy


To see the lyrics, click on the name of the version you are interested in (on the left).



’Catherine The Great’ is the first single from the album Foreverland. Under the guise of being a historical song about Catherine II of Russia, the song is also Neil Hannon declaring how great he finds his girlfriend Cathy Davey.

A video was directed by Raphaël Neal at the Château de Livres in Étoutteville (Normandy). It features Romano-American actress Elina Löwensohn well know for her role in Schindler's List.