Didier Delahaye presents the works of Georges Brassens

Tush

NOTE

The lyrics are a drastic departure from the original, but the message is true to the intent of the song, while adding a (more) current edge. Sometimes you just can’t beat around the bush…

A very special thanks to Pat Braden for kicking up the bass, for Barb Chamberlin for tickling the ivories on the organ and for Laurie Malo for providing the studio.

Tush

From the dawn of inhumankind We have been taken from behind We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

Is it by choice or out of fear That we get it into the rear? We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

Into the Gallic derriere Jauntily sauntered Robespierre We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

The crowd chanted bravissimo To a general-assimo We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

Rather than listen to Kurt Weil A whole nation went for Sieg Heil! We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

A mustache came out of Georgia And was followed by a mafia We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

From Al Qaida to Hizbollah Many behinds turn to Allah We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

Not even the star of David Can prevent a hemorrho-id We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

Let’s not forget, wee lad and lass About royal pains in the ass We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

Even well-mannered Canadians Rammed their rulers up the Indians We all have an ass and a tush In the U.S. they have Bush.

We all have an ass and a tush In the end we all have Bush.

© Didier Delahaye, 2004

Le roi

Non certes, elle n´est pas bâtie Sur du sable, sa dynastie Il y a peu de chances qu´on Détrône le roi des cons.

Il peut dormir, ce souverain Sur ses deux oreilles, serein Il y a peu de chances qu´on Détrône le roi des cons.

Je, tu, il, elle, nous, vous, ils Tout le monde le suit, docil´ Il y a peu de chances qu´on Détrône le roi des cons.

Il est possible, au demeurant Qu´on déloge le shah d´Iran Mais il y a peu de chances qu´on Détrône le roi des cons.

Qu´un jour on dise:”C´est fini” Au petit roi de Jordani´ Mais il y a peu de chances qu´on Détrône le roi des cons.

Qu´en Abyssinie on récus´ Le roi des rois, le bon Négus Mais il y a peu de chances qu´on Détrône le roi des cons.

Que, sur un air de fandango On congédi´ le vieux Franco Mais il y a peu de chances qu´on Détrône le roi des cons.

Que la couronne d´Angleterre Ce soir, demain, roule par terre Mais il y a peu de chances qu´on Détrône le roi des cons.

Que, ça c´est vu dans le passé Marianne soit renversé´ Mais il y a peu de chances qu´on Détrône le roi des cons.

Georges Brassens, 1972 © Éditions Musicales 57

Original album (30cm LP)

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SIDE 1
Fernande
Stances à un cambrioleur
La ballade des gens qui sont nés quelque part
La princesse et le croque-notes
Sauf le respect que je vous dois
Le blason
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SIDE 2
Mourir pour des idées
Quatre-vingt-quinze pour cent
Les passantes
Le Roi
À l’ombre des maris
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