Alice Whitfield - Brussels


It was the time when Brussels could sing 

It was the time of the silent movies 

It was the time when Brussels was king 

It was the time when Brussels brustled 

Pick out a hat so dashing and gay 

Go take a walk, it's a beautiful day 

Put on your spats and your high-buttoned shoes 

Get on the tram, get the gossip and news

 

Not a time for crying 

How the heart was flying 

There was my grandfather 

There was my grandmother 

He was a young soldier 

And she was so much bolder 

He had no brains, neither did she 

How bright could I turn out to be

 

Oh, it was the time when Brussels could sing 

It was the time of the silent movies 

It was the time when Brussels was king 

It was the time when Brussels brustled 

Pick out a dress so dashing and gay 

Go out and dance, it's a beautiful day 

Dance on your spats and your high-buttoned shoes 

Dance on the tram, get the gossip and news


Not a time for crying 

How the heart was flying 

There was my grandfather 

There was my grandmother 

He knew how to do it 

And she let him do it 

They lived in sin - deliciously 

Now they pray for my virginity


Oh, it was the time when Brussels could sing 

It was the time of the silent movies 

It was the time when Brussels was king 

It was the time when Brussels brustled 

Sing out a song so dashing and gay 

Walk hand-in-hand, it's a beautiful day 

Put on your spats and your high-buttoned shoes 

Get on the tram, get the gossip and news


Not a time for crying 

How the heart was flying 

There was my grandfather 

There was my grandmother 

Ten million guns got loaded 

World War I exploded 

It was such fun - oh, what a game 

They saved the world but I bring it shame

 

Oh, it was the time when Brussels could sing 

It was the time of the silent movies 

It was the time when Brussels was king 

It was the time when 

It was the time when 

Oh, it was the time when Brussels could sing 

It was the time of the silent movies 

It was the time when Brussels was king 

It was the time when Bru...


Paroles originales en français : Jacques Brel
Musique originale : Jacques Brel et Gérard Jouannest 

Paroles en anglais et arrangements : Mort Shuman, Wolfgang Knittel et Eric Blau ©

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