Mudcat Café message #2765743 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #2385   Message #2765743
Posted By: GUEST,maggie may
14-Nov-09 - 12:55 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Mademoiselle from Armentières
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mademoiselle from Armentières
Sorry. I am still new at this computer stuff.

As a child in Manitoba in the late forties or v. early fifties, I learned this verse, which I have not seen on this delightful thread:

We saw the train come down the track, parlez-vous
We saw the train come down the track, parlez-vous
We saw the train come down the track
And hit the station a helluva whack
Hinkey-dinkey parlez-vous

I hadn't thought of this song in many years and then this morning it was running through my head. There were other verses... Maybe they will come back to me later.

Of course we always sang the 'helluva whack' part really loud. Mum told us not to sing it around polite company.

Thanks for the wonderful discussion and the fun. Now, if I can just make the message go...