Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis

by Susie Frances Harrison


 

AT ST BARTHELEMI


 

In the parish of St. Barthélèmi
       There is always something taking place,
A procession, a fête, or a jubilee,

Some kind of religious revelry
       That pleases the fervid populace

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In the parish of St. Barthélèmi.

The saints must each be remember’d. you see,
       Which perfectly suits the Gallic race…
A procession, a fête, or a jubilee,

Fix’d by the Church’s fast decree,

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       Makes them both happy and full of grace.
In the parish of St. Barthélèmi

You will easily learn to bow the knee,
       And each in its turn you will straight embrace—
A procession, a fête, or a jubilee.

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In fact, there is always on the tapis,
       Moving at mediæval pace,
In the parish of St. Barthélèmi,
A procession, a fête, or a jubilee.
 

 


 

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