Mademoiselle From Armentières

  • Mademoiselle from Armentieres
    Parlez-vous
    Mademoiselle from Armentieres
    She hasn't been kissed for 40 years
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres
    Parlez-vous
    She got the palm and the croix de guerre
    For washin' soldiers' underwear
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    The Colonel got the Croix de Guerre
    Parlez-vous
    The Colonel got the Croix de Guerre
    The son-of-a-gun was never there
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres
    Parlez-vous
    You didn't have to know her long
    To know the reason men go wrong
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres
    Parlez-vous
    She's the hardest working girl in town
    But she makes her living upside down
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres
    Parlez-vous
    The cooties rambled through her hair;
    She whispered sweetly "C'est la guerre"
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres
    Parlez-vous
    She'll do it for wine she'll do it for rum
    And sometimes for chocolate or chewing gum
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres
    Parlez-vous
    You might forget the gas and shell
    But you'll nev'r forget the Mademoiselle
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres
    Parlez-vous
    Where are the girls who used to swarm
    About me in my uniform?
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from St. Nazaire
    Parlez-vous
    The Mademoiselle from St. Nazaire
    She never washed her underwear
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from Aix-Les-Bains
    Parlez-vous
    Mademoiselle from Aix-Les-Bains
    She gave the Yankees shooting pains
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous

    Oh Mademoiselle from Montparnasse
    Parlez-vous
    As soon as she'd spy a Colonel's brass
    She'd take off her skirt and roll in the grass
    Hinky-dinky parlez-vous Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

Comments: 1

  • Jeremy from United KingdomIt's clearly not about a young French woman, despite the use of the word mademoiselle - "She hasn't been kissed in 40 years". It's about an ageing but popular prostitute - "She's the hardest working girl in town, But she makes her living upside down". Also, it's "parlez vous", French for "do you speak".
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