Any tips for memorizing a song in a foreign language?

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Not sure where this belongs, so feel free to move it. Tips will obviously be different for a familiar foreign language where you know the meaning of the words vs. one where you don’t.
I have a short-ish song with 18 lines (I can group them into nine verses), some of which are the same or very similar (one word difference). The language is Russian, familiar for me and I can recognize most of the vocabulary (there are a few new words, but at this point memorizing them is a non-issue). Also, a lot of the vocabulary repeats - it’s a fairly simple song.
I was thinking of using my solar system memory palace (it works very well for me) and associating each of the nine verses with a planet (and the non-planet Pluto), with two lines assigned per planet, and going in order. How would that work?

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