beach, anyone?




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and of course, because we're going to be on holiday, at the end of the day there has to be the obligatory round of karaoke - let's join these three*. . .
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J'veux pas finir mes jours à Tombouctou
(Tombouctou)
La peau tirée par des machines à clous
Moi je veux être fripé, triplement fripé
Frippé comme une triplette de Belleville

J'veux pas finir ma vie à Acapulco
(Acapulco)
Danser tout raide avec des gigolos
Moi je veux être tordu, triplement tordu
Balancé comme une triplette de Belleville
(Allez les filles, allons...)

Swinging Belleville rendez-vous
Marathon dancing doum dilou
Vaudou cancan, balais tabou
Au Belleville swinging rendez-vous

J'veux pas finir ma vie à Singapour
(Singapour)
Jouer au dico, manger des petits fours
Moi je veux être idiot, triplement z'idiot
Gondolé comme une triplette de Belleville

J'veux pas finir ma vie à Honolulu
(Honolulu)
Chanter comme un oiseau ça n'se fait plus
Je veux ma voix brisée, triplement brisée
Swinguer comme une triplette de Belleville

J'voudrais finir ma vie à Katmandou
(Katmandou)
C'est bien plus doux de faire des rimes en "ou"
Mais je veux être givré, triplement givré
Swinguer comme les triplettes de Belleville
(Allez les filles...)
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Swinging Belleville rendez-vous
Marathon dancing doum dilou
Vaudou cancan, balais tabou
Au Belleville swinging rendez-vous
Swinging Belleville rendez-vous
Marathon dancing doum dilou
Vaudou cancan, balais tabou
Au Belleville swinging rendez-vous

as sung by The Belleville Triplets
from the animated film The Belleville Rendez-Vous

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(*it was either this, or me wailing Pierre Bachelet's Elle Est d'Ailleurs. . .)

8 comments:

Dave said...

I'm not really a beach person (although I did enjoy pottering on the deserted ones in the Orkneys) nor will you ever catch me doing karaoke. So I'm opting out today.

I, like the view said...

I'm sure you'll enjoy just sitting back and listening, as the sun goes down, with a glass of cool spring water. . .

:-)

Mel said...

<--could spend forever on the beach listening to and watching the ocean.

*happysigh*

Beachtime is a very centering, peacefilled thing.

'Shot said...

I Karaoke'd 'Dancing Queen' (by request) on Friday...does that count?

Good morning and Happy Monday!

ziggi said...

oh yes, bring on the beach - mmmmmmmm lovely, thank you.

katherine. said...

it would be very difficult for me to live where I could not access the ocean.

and while I never sing in public....I was curious....(gotta love translate.google)

J'veux not finish my days in Timbuktu
(Timbuktu)
The skin driven by machines nails
I want to be fripé, tripling fripé
Frippé as a triplette Belleville

J'veux not finish my life in Acapulco
(Acapulco)
Dancing with any steep gigolos
I want to be bent, twisted tripling
Balanced as a triplette Belleville
(Come on girls, going ...)

Swinging Belleville rendez-vous
Marathon dancing Doum dilou
Voodoo cancan, brooms taboo
In swinging Belleville rendez-vous

J'veux not finish my life in Singapore
(Singapore)
Playing dico, eat petits fours
I want to be stupid, tripling z'idiot
Gondolé as a triplette Belleville

J'veux not finish my life in Honolulu
(Honolulu)
Sing like a bird it makes more n'se
I want my voice broken, broken tripling
Swinguer as a triplette Belleville

J'voudrais finish my life in Kathmandu
(Kathmandu)
That is far more gentle to make rhymes "or"
But I want to be frosted, tripling Frosted
Swinguer like triplets of Belleville
(Go girls ...)

Swinging Belleville rendez-vous
Marathon dancing Doum dilou
Voodoo cancan, brooms taboo
In swinging Belleville rendez-vous
Swinging Belleville rendez-vous
Marathon dancing Doum dilou
Voodoo cancan, brooms taboo
In swinging Belleville rendez-vous

I, like the view said...

katherine thos translator thingies never quite get it right, in my extremely humble opinion!

je veux is "I wish"

je voudrai is "I would like"

the Belleville Triplets are shown singing this song at the beginning of the film, along with a very exotic topless dancer - who wears only a banana-skirt (the bananas swing about as she dances, as do her very perky breasts)(eventually the men in the audience can contain themselves no longer and she is mobbed on stage, and the bananas stripped away. . .)

the BVTs are young at the beginning; then we meet them again, when they are in their dotage but can still hold a pretty good tune and the most incredible beat. . .

it is the most beautifully drawn film, and a sweet sweet story

:-)


zigz it's a beach with ponies who take you trekking thru the pine forest and down thru the sand-dunes to splash in the sea!

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shot that most certainly does! happy day to you too, sir

;-)


mel it is; I hope to be watching the waves this time next week

hugs, dearheart, hugs

mig bardsley said...

Well I must say I love the translation :) Somehow the incomplete bits make it even more - seductive?
I wish you sunny days and beautiful times watching the swell. And rare birds swooping. And heavenly dinners of freshly caught fish.
And stars.