Miss Von Trapp (missvontrapp) wrote,
Miss Von Trapp
missvontrapp

Bastille. Not to be confused with Pastille. Fruit variety.


Happy Bastille Day! Joyeux Bastille! And I appear to have had a HorribleHistories moment.
I would've recorded it but have been struck down with tonsillitis. Probably a blessing...

 

  Let Them Eat Cake: Marie Antoinette

 

  Chorus (no words - just tune)

 

  France had a revolution in 1792
  The church and ruling classes were abolished, yes, it's true
  And there were many rumours about Marie Antoinette
  Most notably a phrase that she did not live to regret

 

  Oh woe, Marie, Marie Antoinette
  Famous for a phrase that she did not live to regret

 

  Chorus : 'Let them eat Cake' the French Queen said
  Everybody thought she'd lost her head
  'Let them eat Cake'  the French Queen said
  Down came the blade and she wound up dead

 

  The Peasants were revolting and rather short of bread
  And they were angry when they heard reports of what she said
  So they sent her to a prison, and then the guillotine (16 Oct 1793)
  So Marie Antoinette no longer reigned as France's Queen

 

  Oh woe, Marie, Marie Antoinette
  Famous for a phrase we never will forget

 

  Chorus : 'Let them eat Cake' the French Queen said
  Everybody thought she'd lost her head
  'Let them eat Cake'  the French Queen said
  Down came the blade and she wound up dead

 

  She may have been a strumpet but she loved her royal line
  So she never poisoned her first son in 1789
  She never stamped on tricolores and never milked a cow
  And the cake thing was an older quote from a philosopher called Rousseau (Jean Jacque)

 

  Oh woe, Marie, Marie Antoinette
  Famous for a phrase we never will forget

 

  Her real final words before the axe pronounced her dead
  Were not 'Let Them Eat Cake' but an apology for treading on the
  Toe of the axeman as she stepped up to her death
  And then down came the blade and she breathed her final breath. (true story)

 

  Chorus : 'Let them eat Cake' the French Queen said
  Everybody thought she'd lost her head
  'Let them eat Cake'  the French Queen said
  Down came the blade and she wound up dead

 

  Down came the blade and she lost her head
  Down came the blade and she wound up dead

 

  (c)MVT 2012

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