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Bonne Bastille de Jour. by tucsonmike on 14 July 2006 1:02am
 
Cecile et al.
Happy Bastille Day!
 
Re: Bonne Bastille de Jour. by sighthound on 14 July 2006 1:10am
 
Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !

And Happy Birthday to arty, too!!
 
Re: Bonne Bastille de Jour. by CÚcile43 on 14 July 2006 9:23am
 
Thanks a lot! ;)
and, happy birthday to Arty too!

Cécile
 
Re: Bonne Bastille de Jour. by intrepid on 14 July 2006 3:39pm
 
I don't know any French and I thought it wouldn't be tactful to write in a French accent, so to observe Bastille Day, here's the hummed version of "La Marseillaise":

mm-mm-mm MM-mm,MM-mm,MMMM-mm-mm,
mm-MM mm mm-MMM; mm-mm-mm.

 
Re: Bonne Bastille de Jour. by arty_farty on 14 July 2006 6:41pm
 
happy Bastille Day!

merci Cecile
 
Re: Bonne Bastille de Jour. by CÚcile43 on 14 July 2006 8:11pm
 
lol Intrepid! :)
 
Re: Bonne Bastille de Jour. by Ken Dunn on 14 July 2006 11:45pm
 
intrepid, I like your hummed version of La Marseillaise - it works for me! Could you possibly rewrite it for those who don't know the tune such that the number of m's is proportional to whether the tune note is a quaver, crotchet or minim etc.? Only joking of course!
 
Re: Bonne Bastille de Jour. by julwis on 15 July 2006 12:43am
 
Just experienced my first Bastille day and I can thoroughly recommend it! Paris was decidedly quiet this morning, most of the roads were blocked for the parade along the Champs Elysees. Around 1030am there was an extended flypast by representatives of just about every division of the French air force, from the Patrouille De France (the french version of the Red Arrows) flying from la dafense to the Lourve with red white and blue smoke trails, to transport corps, interceptors, helicopter corps and so on. Tonight the fireworks started around 1030pm at the Champs de Mars, next to the Eiffel Tower. The show ran for about 40 minutes with an almost continuous display of aerial explosions.
Hoping to get to Versailles tomorrow when theyll have many of the fountains on in the gardens.
 
Re: Bonne Bastille de Jour. by tucsonmike on 15 July 2006 1:48am
 
Les Mots de La Marseilles:

En Anglais.
Arise children of the fatherland
The day of glory has arrived
Against us tyranny's
Bloody standard is raised
Listen to the sound in the fields
The howling of these fearsome soldiers
They are coming into our midst
To cut the throats of your sons and consorts

To arms citizens Form your battalions
March, march
Let impure blood
Water our furrows

What do they want this horde of slaves
Of traitors and conspiratorial kings?
For whom these vile chains
These long-prepared irons?
Frenchmen, for us, ah! What outrage
What methods must be taken?
It is us they dare plan
To return to the old slavery!

What! These foreign cohorts!
They would make laws in our courts!
What! These mercenary phalanxes
Would cut down our warrior sons
Good Lord! By chained hands
Our brow would yield under the yoke
The vile despots would have themselves be
The masters of destiny

Tremble, tyrants and traitors
The shame of all good men
Tremble! Your parricidal schemes
Will receive their just reward
Against you we are all soldiers
If they fall, our young heros
France will bear new ones
Ready to join the fight against you

Frenchmen, as magnanimous warriors
Bear or hold back your blows
Spare these sad victims
That they regret taking up arms against us
But not these bloody despots
These accomplices of Bouillé
All these tigers who pitilessly
Ripped out their mothers' wombs

We too shall enlist
When our elders' time has come
To add to the list of deeds
Inscribed upon their tombs
We are much less jealous of surviving them
Than of sharing their coffins
We shall have the sublime pride
Of avenging or joining them

Drive on sacred patriotism
Support our avenging arms
Liberty, cherished liberty
Join the struggle with your defenders
Under our flags, let victory
Hurry to your manly tone
So that in death your enemies
See your triumph and our glory!

En Francais:
Allons enfants de la Patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L'étendard sanglant est levé
Entendez-vous dans nos campagnes
Mugir ces féroces soldats?
Ils viennent jusque dans vos bras.
Égorger vos fils, vos compagnes!

Aux armes citoyens
Formez vos bataillons
Marchons, marchons
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons

Que veut cette horde d'esclaves
De traîtres, de rois conjurés?
Pour qui ces ignobles entraves
Ces fers dès longtemps préparés?
Français, pour nous, ah! quel outrage
Quels transports il doit exciter?
C'est nous qu'on ose méditer
De rendre à l'antique esclavage!

Quoi ces cohortes étrangères!
Feraient la loi dans nos foyers!
Quoi! ces phalanges mercenaires
Terrasseraient nos fils guerriers!
Grand Dieu! par des mains enchaînées
Nos fronts sous le joug se ploieraient
De vils despotes deviendraient
Les maîtres des destinées.

Tremblez, tyrans et vous perfides
L'opprobre de tous les partis
Tremblez! vos projets parricides
Vont enfin recevoir leurs prix!
Tout est soldat pour vous combattre
S'ils tombent, nos jeunes héros
La France en produit de nouveaux,
Contre vous tout prêts à se battre.

Français, en guerriers magnanimes
Portez ou retenez vos coups!
Épargnez ces tristes victimes
À regret s'armant contre nous
Mais ces despotes sanguinaires
Mais ces complices de Bouillé
Tous ces tigres qui, sans pitié
Déchirent le sein de leur mère!

Nous entrerons dans la carrière
Quand nos aînés n'y seront plus
Nous y trouverons leur poussière
Et la trace de leurs vertus
Bien moins jaloux de leur survivre
Que de partager leur cercueil
Nous aurons le sublime orgueil
De les venger ou de les suivre!

Amour sacré de la Patrie
Conduis, soutiens nos bras vengeurs
Liberté, Liberté chérie
Combats avec tes défenseurs!
Sous nos drapeaux, que la victoire
Accoure à tes mâles accents
Que tes ennemis expirants
Voient ton triomphe et notre gloire!
 
Re: Bonne Bastille de Jour. by tucsonmike on 15 July 2006 1:49am
 
Sounds as though you are having a good time Julwis. Good for you. Would like to return to France.
 
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