THE LITTLE MAD'MOISELLE
 
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I will tell you of a pretty little Mad'moiselle
What her other name is very few can tell
Though her ways are quite Francaise
Yet her face is quite Anglaise
She is the great attraction for the Champsely-soe swell
You may meet her as the Boulevards you walk along
You will see she is au fait with all the French beau-mong
You must be on the quivive, for she's plenty up her sleeve
And when you're introduced to pretty Mad'moiselle
You must raise your chapeau, say, 'I hope I'm not de-trop.'
Little Mad-moiselle replies with her Parisian, 'No, no.'

Chorus: And when she says, 'I suis Francaise.' just smile like this
And then this pretty little Mad'moiselle
Begins to parlez and the tale to tell
And when she says, 'Ah, twiggy, twiggy-vous?'
Say, 'Oui, ma belle
Very chiccy, very tricky, vous tres thicky, Mad'moiselle.'

One day little Mad'moiselle and I were walking out
As we did the Boulevards a girl stepped up to shout
'Blow me, Liza - now what cheer? What 'yer doin' over 'ere?'
Then Mad'moiselle said, 'You mistake - say what you talk about.'
Then the girl who had the East-End bonnet shouts aloud
'What 'yer gettin' at, and what's it makes yer bloomin proud?
She's no Frenchy - Liza Jane - she's dysy from the Lane.'
Then Mad'moiselle says, 'Blow me, Sal you've given a pal away'
Then I raised my chapeau, said, 'I fear I am de trop
Little Mad-moiselle replies with her Parisian, 'No, no.'

Chorus: And when she said, 'I suis Francaise.' I smile like this
And then this pretty little Mad'moiselle
Begins to parlez and the tale to tell
And when she says, 'Ah, twiggy, twiggy-vous?'
I said, 'Oui, ma belle
Very chiccy, very tricky, vous tres thicky, Mad'moiselle.'

 
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Written and composed by Leslie Stuart - 1895
Performed by Vesta Tilley (1864-1952)
 
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