Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
ddw in windsor Lyr Req: Mademoiselle from Armentières (156* d) RE: Mademoiselle of Armenteris 27 Apr 99

When I was in the service this was sometimes used as a marching song, usually with a call-response format and -- as far as I know -- verses being made up on the spot. It could get pretty ribald at times.

I had also heard it as a kids' "dirty" song that wasn't to be sung around adults for fear of a thick ear. A couple of the verses from those days are:

The first marine went over the fence, parley-vous
The second marine ....
The third marine went over the fence and milked a cow with a monkey wrench.
Hinky-dinky parley-vous

The first marine whittled the bean...
The second marine cooked the bean....
The third marine he ate the bean
And blew a hole in the submarine
Hinky-dinky .....

That's all I can remember. Maybe it's better that way....

cheers, ddw

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.