MADEMOISELLE FROM ARMENTIERES
 
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What is the latest song the folks are singing around the street
Singing around the street
Everyone you meet?
What is the latest melody that's caught the young idea?
Promise to keep it secret and I'll whisper in your ear.

Chorus: Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Parlez vous?
Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Same to you
Who was the girl who lost her sheep
Thro' singing this chorus in her sleep
Mademoiselle from Armentieres.


Sandy McTosh from Glasgow Town he put on his kilt one day
Down by the briny spray
Merry and bright and gay
Out on the Prom he strolled along, the wind was rather high
Who was the girl who turned her head, but only shut one eye.

Chorus: Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Parlez Vous?
Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Same to you
Who was it tied his kilt with string
To stop ‘em doing the Highlan' fling
Mademoiselle from Armentieres.


Company Sergeant Major Brown was stationed at Aldershot
All the boys on the spot
Knew that Brown was ‘ot
Even the Colonel had no chance to shine in Cupid's lamp
Until the day the Tommies spied a stranger in the camp.

Chorus: Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Parlez Vous?
Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Same to you
Giddy old Colonel knows his biz
And who do you think his batman is?
Mademoiselle from Armentieres.


Up in his aeroplane one night went Robinson for a flight
Everything alright
Beautiful moonlight night
Circled around the moon awhile, it's wonders to explore
Looping the loop above the clouds, and what do you think he saw.

Chorus: Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Parlez Vous?
Mademoiselle from Armentieres
Same to you
Who do you think was there in Mars
A doing the Can-Can to the stars
Mademoiselle from Armentieres.
 
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Written and composed by Harry Carlton & J.A. Tunbridge - 1919
Performed by Shaun Glenville (1884-1968)
Performed by Harry Carlton (d. 1961)
 
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