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"Every song I have translated is well translated, the one who works on the very difficult songs with me is Dee Shipman. I know her telephone number by heart, and her fax. It goes back and forth - 'No! I don't like this word!' And she comes back and says 'Because you don't understand English!' So I have to convince her and she has to convince me, and the rapport is fantastic." 

- Charles Aznavour

The Honour Of The Family
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

ALPH & ADELE

Many centuries have gazed 
Upon our great and honoured name 
Witness to our glorious days 
We are examples all acclaim 

With nobility we’ve born 
Slings and arrows life can bring 
Our allegiances were sworn 
To God, the Nation and the King 

For the honour of the family! 
For ne name of the family! 
The respect of the family! 
And its dignity! 
For the honour of the family! 
For the blood of the family! 
We always marry family 
To preserve our purity! 

In all conflicts, every war 
None of us ever have r refused 
To defend our country, for 
That is the pride of each Toulouse 

Bravely on his battle horse 
Every Montfa and Lautrec 
Used fidelity and force 
To throw the foe out on its neck 

For the honour of the family! 
For ne name of the family! 
The respect of the family! 
And its dignity 
For the honour of the family! 
For the blood of the family! 
We always marry family 
To preserve our purity! 


We’ve outlived the very worst 
Every Republican upstart 
Seen the last becoming first 
Seen louts made lords by Bonaparte 

We survived plebeian coups 
Kept our pearls away from swine 
For we were obliged by du –
-ty to protect our noble line 

For the honour of the family! 
For ne name of the family! 
The respect of the family! 
And its dignity 
For the honour of the family! 
For the blood of the family! 
We always marry family 
To preserve our purity! 

HENRI

We have had more than a few 
Brave knights and heroes, as you’ve heard 
Schizophrenics, midgets too 
But of these no-one says a word 

The in-breeding can go wrong 
Nothing’s perfect, you’ll agree 
But the lineage goes on 
From strength to strength……… 
And now there’s me! 

The dishonnour of the family! 
And the shame of the family! 
The despair of the family! 
For its dignity 
The disgrace of the family! 
The bad blood of the family! 

My Grandmamas are sisters, who 
Decreed what family must do 
And sacrificed our feelings to 
Our destiny…………..! 











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