Sunday, 12 July 2015

Sunday WW1 Poet...




The songs of the Great War

are

featured this month






Tune:- Mademoiselle from Armentieres


Two German officers crossed the line - parlez vous
Two German officers crossed the line –parlez vous.
These German officers crossed the line
On the lookout for some women and some wine
Inkey pinkey parlez vous.

They came to an inn on top of a rise -parlez vous
A famous inn of bloody great size – parlez vous
They saw a maid all dimples and sighs
They both agreed she’d lovely eyes”
Inkey pinkey parlez vous.

Oh landlord you’ve a daughter fair – parlez vous
Oh landlord you’ve a daughter fair parlez vous
Oh landlord you’ve a daughter fair
With lily white tits and golden hair
Inkey pinkey parlez vous.

Nein, nein mein Herr she’s much too young -parlez vous
Nein, nein mein herr she’s much too young –parlex vouz
Mais non, mon pere, I’m not too young
I’ve often slept with the parson’s son
Inkey –pinky parlez vous

The rest of the tale I can’t relate –
parlez vous
It’s a very old story but up to date –parlez vous
The story of man seducing a maid
It could offend – you’re too sedate
Inkey Pinkey -parlez vous.





It must be remembered that these songs were usually sung by the lower ranks to keep up morale.



Whilst some of the sentiments may appear offensive to us, it must be remembered that these were very different times and must be viewed as such.


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