It's Underby's Fault.....

Mar
11

The New Babbage urchins have a lot in common with the gamins of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables, and it turns out Gavaroche has a particular song in the French musical version, which can be found at the link below....

http://lyricstranslate.com/en/la-faute-voltaire-fault-voltaires.html

For some reason, this sparked a thought in Tepic's mind, and here is the result.....

It's Underby's Fault

Jimmy/Tepic
I fell upon the ground
It's the fault of Underby
Tripped into the canal
It's the fault of Mornington
I'm not a wealthy toff
It's the fault of Underby
I'm a little bird
It's the fault of Mornington
 
Urchins
He fell upon the ground,
That's the fault of Underby
Tripped into the canal
That's the fault of Mornington
He's not a wealthy toff
That's the fault of Underby
You are a little bird
That's the fault of Mornington
 
Jimmy/Tepic
I fell upon the ground,
The Builder knows not how
I've got no mum nor dad
Who see me as their sprog
So I've made a family
With those who have none too
Happy lads and lasses
With hearts as big as this
 
Urchins
He fell upon the ground,
That's the fault of Underby
Tripped into the canal
That's the fault of Mornington
He's carefree as the wind
That's the fault of Underby
Misery is his clothing
That's the fault of Mornington
 
Jimmy/Tepic
I haven't any shoes
But my feet work just the same
I take what I please
To pay, no problem
I just thumb my nose
At merchants and their wives
 Urchins
And to catch him
They need more than a militia man

Jimmy/Tepic
They know me everywhere
From Clockhaven to Quarry Hill
I'm loved by everyone
Except the City Guards
I live on what I earn
And some of what I don't
Never knowing in advance
The menu that is next
Misery is my clothing
 
Urchins
That's the fault of Mornington
They are ugly there in Academy
 
Jimmy/Tepic
It's the fault of Underby
 
Urchins
And daft in Palisade
 
Jimmy/Tepic
It's the fault of Mornington
 
Urchins
And if you're not a wealthy toff
 
Jimmy/Tepic
It's the fault of Underby
 
Urchins
You're a little bird
 
Jimmy/Tepic
It's the fault of Mornington
 
Urchins
He fell upon the ground,
That's the fault of Underby
Tripped into the canal
That's the fault of Mornington
If you're not a wealthy toff
That's the fault of Underby
You're a little bird
That's the fault of Mornington
You're a little bird
That's the fault of Mornington

2 comments

Bookworm Hienrichs's picture
Reply by Bookworm Hienrichs | Mon, 13 March - 6:21 am SLT

Bravo!

River Falcon's picture
Reply by River Falcon | Wed, 15 March - 1:45 pm SLT

C'est formidable! Pouvez-vous écrire une traduction en Français ?