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Bob Landry Lyr Req: Pierre Trudeau (10) RE: LyrAdd: Pierre Trudeau (needs help) 13 Oct 99


Echos of Trudeaumania ... shades of 1968 ... Some of the words do look a bit strange, but not because they may be a variant of the standard language ... more a question of phonetics. OK, Suzanne (skw), you asked for it: Bob

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Verse 2:

Pierre Trudeau, un homme savant
(Pierre Trudeau, a wise man)

Et quelque fois un homme charmant
(And some of the time a charming man)

Il va saumont il ait de l'eau (?)
(He goes ??? he has [or there is] some water)
- "saumont" is not a word I've ever heard. But "saumon" is the word for salmon. It may be a reference to PET's (E is for Elliot, his middle name) diving and swimming prowess.] so let's try:
"Il va sautant, il est dans l'eau"
(He goes diving, he's in the water)
or
"Comme un saumon, il est dans l'eau"
(He's like a salmon in the water)

Et tres gentil, Pierre Trudeau
(And very nice, Pierre Trudeau)

Verse 4

Pierre Trudeau, il parle pian (this should be "bien")
(Pierre Trudeau, he speaks well)

Avec grandeur, sans peurte (the could be "perdre") rien (With grandeur, losing nothing)

Les liberons (should be libereaux), ils sont idiots
(The Liberals, they are idiots)
- This is a strange comment to make about the leader of the Liberal Party of Canada ... unless the author was being facetious thoughout this entire ditty ... and that's quite probable.

Il dit cela, Pierre Trudeau
(He says that, Pierre Trudeau)

Verse 6:

Pierre Trudeau (? - should be "a") un air riche
(Pierre Trudeau has a rich air)

C'est pour l'argent il dit 'je m'en fiche'
("It's for the money" he says "I don't care")

De meur estrong on a grand jeton (?)
(..............................a big token)
- This line is almost completely illegible so let's try:
"Il me restera qu'un grand jeton"
(All I'll have is but one token)

Tout simplement Pierre Trudeau
(Very simply, Pierre Trudeau)

Verse 8

Pierre Trudeau, c'est l'homme pour moi
(Pierre Trudeau, he's the man for me)

Il veut garder (?) toi
(he wants to keep ...... you)
- I have no idea what the missing word should be

Et quand il parle j'ecoute ses mots
(And when he speaks, I listen to his words)

Car il est sage, Pierre Trudeau
(For he is wise, Pierre Trudeau)

Bob (going buggy from all those line breaks)


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