le mauvais garçon

SOFTWARE USED[ Premiere, Audition, After Effects] EMPHASIS [Timing, Music integration]TIME TO CREATE[2.5 hours]   I have been dragging my feet going to the dentist for a few missing choppers. But then I found this 1930 song to sing, where missing teeth are almost a necessity. Sing along. The translation (very rough, from French 'argo').
 Below: Rough Translation of a Parisian ‘argo’ song of the thirties called UN MAUVAIS GARÇON (...a bad boy)

11 comments:

Jacques said...

Translated 'rougly' from Parisian 1930 'argot'.

We city bums
We are not loved very much
By the great bourgeois
full of joy and cash flush
You must have
To be liked by them
A stiff high collar
And wear a soft Stetson
It's just does’nt cut it wearing a cap
It gives one a dishonest rap
And so this is why
When a citizen gets to see us
He will say, pointing at us

He's a truly bad boy
His ways certainly
Are not very Catholic
We're afraid of him
When we get to meet him at night
It's a really bad kid
Making a raukus
When he's argumenting
He will use his fists
Or his head or his boots
A really bad boy.

And all of their ladies
Full of diamonds and pearls
Would look down at us with disdain
Yes but,tomorrow
or as soon as tonight,
At the dive where we dance
They will come to see us
They will all be swooning like girls
All wrapped up in our arms again
And we can read the starlite in their eyes
As they dare not whisper their secret:

He's a truly bad boy
His ways certainly
Are not very Catholic
We're afraid of him
When we get to meet him at night
It's a really bad kid
Making a raukus
When he's argumenting
But there's no one
To better give a thrill
Than a bad bad boy

The 13th said...

Video dentata. Sympa farfelus avec mordre.

old enough to know said...

torbinouche,,, pas de son

old enough to know said...

Dale was very impressed.
'et moi çà'me donn le goût d'aller m'trouver un mauvais garçon.
nouveau talent de chanteur te va bien.
New talent as a crooner, but don't show your missing tooth.

Bob Jaames said...

it is certainly about us

Jackee said...

Hé you! You went to a lot of trouble translating that song...... but to what tune do we sing it to. That was wayyyyy before my time......

22525674 said...

ARE YOU SURE THIS ISN'T A JEWISH SONG? HAHA

Anonymous said...

A new star is born, but he definitely needs a visit to the dentist. I'll even go with him because I have a missing tooth!

Love ya,

Cam

Anonymous said...

Nice tune Jacques! Greetings from Marrakesh

Shols

Jacques said...

Marrakesh??? Holy crap, eating falafels again!

The 13th said...

This interview regarding the "Enfant Terrible".... reminded me of this song.

http://youtu.be/tptm_Tnrb4g