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JennieG Mudcat Australia/NZ Songbook (1009* d) RE: Rise Up Mudcat Songbook - Australia 02 Jan 21


As promised:

Mururoa Mon Amour David O'Connor

Je suis annoye about the Mururoa tests:
Dans mon opinion ce n'est pas la best.
J'ai un bon suggestion pour toute la France:
If you wanna make a mess, mess your own damn pants.

Chorus: Drop it in Paris, c'est votre bombe:   
If it's so darn safe, test it at home:
Stick it up the Eiffel Tower, or stick it up your vest:
Use the Champs Elysees for your nuclear tests.

Tous le monde ecoute the crack of doom:
Quand votre bombe va boom! Boom! Boom!
Permettez-moi de vous assure,
When you're radio-active, il y a no cure.

Chorus: Drop it in Paris, c'est votre bombe:   
If it's so darn safe, test it at home:
Stick it up the Eiffel Tower, or stick it up your vest:
Use the Champs Elysees for your nuclear tests.

Ne droppez pas votre bombe dans my backyard:
Makes normal living tres, tres hard.
Pick up your installations both old and new:
Have your next explosion chez vous.

Chorus: Drop it in Paris, c'est votre bombe:   
If it's so darn safe, test it at home:
Stick it up the Eiffel Tower, or stick it up your vest:
Use the Champs Elysees for your nuclear tests.

Cher monsieur, ecoute what I say,
Pas plus tests, take them away.
Cher monsieur, do this for me:
Make the South Pacific nuclear free!

Chorus: Drop it in Paris, c'est votre bombe:   
If it's so darn safe, test it at home:
Stick it up the Eiffel Tower, or stick it up your vest:
Use the Champs Elysees for your nuclear tests.

The tune is in the same family as 'Midnight Special'.

David writes: "This was obviously written when the French were still testing their nuclear weaponry on Mururoa, and after they sank the 'Rainbow Warrior' in Auckland Harbour. I have always felt that the normal of deeply committed protest song helps the committed to express their feelings, but doesn't help the target to change. I think that maybe humour will at least get the target to think a bit. I have even sung it to French people; it made them laugh as well."


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