by René Chalupt (1885 - 1957)

Language: French (Français) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Pourquoi, Princesse de Ballet, 
Refuses-tu ta bouche?
Le coulisses du Châtelet
Sont elles si farouches?
Tu n'étais jadis à Moscou
Que fille de cuisine,
Les chauffeurs te baisaient au cou
Qui sentaient la benzine.

First published in La Nouvelle Revue Française, nouvelle série, February 1, 1920 (7ème année, n°77).


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  • ENG English (Faith J. Cormier) , "The Old Régime: The Proud One", copyright © 2002, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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