Pine, Rose and Fleur de Lis

by Susie Frances Harrison


 

PETITE STE ROSALIE


 

Father Couture loves a fricassee,
       Serv’d with a sip of home-made wine,
He is the Curé, so jolly and free,

And lives in Petite Ste. Rosalie.
       On Easter Sunday when one must dine,

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Father Couture loves a fricassee.

No stern ascetic, no stoic is he,
       Preaching a rigid right divine.
He is the Curé, so jolly and free,

That while he maintains his dignity,

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       When Lent is past and the weather is fine,
Father Couture loves a fricassee.

He kills his chicken himself— on dit,
       And who is there dare the deed malign?
He is the Curé, so jolly and free.

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Open and courteous, fond of a fee,
       The village deity, bland and benign,
Father Couture loves a fricassee,
He’s a sensible Curé, so jolly and free!
 

 


 

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