Waters, Roger - Flushed With Wine Lyrics




[RINGMASTER]
Flushed with wine Marie Antoinette
Casts down her red, white and blue rosette
An impetuous and dangerous vignette

[OFFICER]
And then with her harming little shoe
She grinds the precious symbol underfoot
what a lark, what a hoot
The regiments all follow suit
The regiments

[CHORUS]
The regiments

[OFFICER]
The regiments

[CHORUS]
The regiments

[OFFICER & CHORUS]
The regiments all follow suit

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
Red, white and blue and they all follow suit

[CHILDREN'S CHORUS]
Red, white and blue and they all follow suit

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
In Paris there is nothing to eat

[CHORUS]
Not a crust, not a crumb
Not a grain of wheat

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
They think that starving may weaken the man in the street

[CHORUS]
Not a chance, they're used to the heat

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
In Versailles they drink wine and dine on freshly baked bread

[CHORUS]
The peacock sprawls upon his bed

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
We choke on the bones of swallowed pride instead

[CHORUS]
Soon they'll see what a feast they've made

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
A bitter feast

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHORUS]
For the Parisians

[CHORUS]
...for the Parisians

[RINGMASTER]
These hags, these shrews, these courtesans
These animals we call women
Have marched hear through the pouring rain
TO bring the baker home again

[CHORUS]
Louis protests; he cries

[KING]
Veto, veto! I'll give you all bread if you just let me go!

[RINGMASTER]
These fishwives with their babies, these animals called ladies
Will carry back home to Paris
The King, The Queen, and The Dauphin

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
Versailles has loomed to the regiments' final bow

[CHORUS]
Versailles bloomed

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
All fawning before

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS]
The Austrian cow!

[CHORUS]
Fawning on bended knee

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
The party's over

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS]
Take down the marquee

[CHORUS]
Hang up your dancing shoes in the hanging tree

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
We'll take the baker back to Paris

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS]
Back to Paris

[TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS]
He'll make bread for the prince we decree

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST, CHILDREN'S CHORUS, & FEMALE CHORUS]
The shrews, the hags and the courtesans

[TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS]
The animals we call women

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST, CHILDREN'S CHORUS, & FEMALE CHORUS]
Will take back the King to Paris

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS]
The crowd now seven thousand strong

[TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS]
Bore the royal coach along

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST & CHILDREN'S CHORUS]
With trophies raised on pikes above

[TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS]
The guardsman’s heads they had cut off

[TROUBLEMAKER]
Adieu Versailles

[MALE CHORUS]
It rains, it pours, the crowd roars

[REVOLUTIONARY PRIEST]
Bonjour Paris

[CHORUS]
Adieu Versailles

[COMPANY]
Bonjour Paris, adieu Versailles





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