This song was written during difficult economic times in Greece in the 1930s. It speaks of everyday poverty, the (perceived) role of the political parties in creating the crisis, and the sense of helplessness most felt when they tried to confront it. The violinist in the song is Yiannis Dragatsis, one of the most accomplished violinists of his age in Greece (alongside Dimitris Semsis). Roukounas refers to him as “Ogdontaki” at the end of the song, which was his nickname.
Song lyrics here.