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Lest We Forget: Mademoiselle from Armentieres


Mademoiselle from Armentieres


Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Parlez-vous

Mademoiselle from Armentieres

She hasn't been kissed for 40 years

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Parlez-vous

She got the palm and the croix de guerre

For washin' soldiers' underwear

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


The Colonel got the Croix de Guerre, Parlez-vous

The Colonel got the Croix de Guerre

The son-of-a-gun was never there

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Parlez-vous

You didn't have to know her long

To know the reason men go wrong

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Parlez-vous

She's the hardest working girl in town

But she makes her living upside down

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Parlez-vous

The cooties rambled through her hair;

She whispered sweetly "C'est la guerre"

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Parlez-vous

She'll do it for wine she'll do it for rum

And sometimes for chocolate or chewing gum

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Parlez-vous

You might forget the gas and shell

But you'll nev'r forget the Mademoiselle

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from Armentieres, Parlez-vous

Where are the girls who used to swarm

About me in my uniform?

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from St. Nazaire, Parlez-vous

The Mademoiselle from St. Nazaire

She never washed her underwear

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from Aix-Les-Bains, Parlez-vous

Mademoiselle from Aix-Les-Bains

She gave the Yankees shooting pains

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


Oh Mademoiselle from Montparnasse, Parlez-vous

As soon as she'd spy a Colonel's brass

She'd take off her skirt and roll in the grass

Hinky-dinky parlez-vous


In remembrance of all the brave soldiers who have gone before us to protect the freedom that we enjoy today. RESPECT, and THANK YOU.

Willy Mitchell is an indie author, writer, and storyteller. His first title was Operation ARGUS, and then the sequel Bikini BRAVO where a group of former Special Air Service operatives enter the dark and murky world of maskirovka and discover the lengths that some people will go for power and greed. Cold COURAGE tells the epic tale of Shackleton's 1914 Trans-Antarctic Expedition and all that was happening in those extraordinary times. Book four, Northern ECHO is now released and tells the story of two boys growing up during the punk rock revolution in the north of England, and how a dark secret keeps them apart until the end. Mitchell's latest installment, about to be released at the end of 2020, is Gipsy MOTH about his Aunt Nikki, her friend, and fellow Aviatrix, Amy Johnson, and Amelia Earhart on the other side of the pond during the golden age of aviation.


Up next? SS Indigo is the story of an eclectic mix of guests mysteriously invited to a cruise on a luxury steamship around the Caribbean. The only thing they have in common is their lust for power, advancement, and wealth.

All of Mitchell's books so far are novels, works of fiction, blended with real events. For further information or how to buy his books, visit his author website:


www.willymitchell.com

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