Jacques Prévert - Le grand homme et l'ange gardien (English translation)

French

Le grand homme et l'ange gardien

Vous resterez là
Sentinelle
À la porte du bordel
Et vous garderez
Mon Sérieux.
Moi je monte avec ces dames.
Il faut bien rigoler un peu !
 
Submitted by petit élève on Tue, 26/06/2018 - 19:54
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English translation

The great man and the guardian angel

You'll stay there,
sentinel,
at the brothel's door
and you'll watch over
my Solemnity1
while I pay the ladies a visit.
Any man must have a bit of fun!
 
  • 1. there is a pun on "garder son sérieux"(keep a straight face) that is hard to render since it hinges on the double meaning of "garder"
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Submitted by petit élève on Tue, 26/06/2018 - 20:00
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Gavin    Tue, 26/06/2018 - 21:49

That's rather nice! And yes a tricky pun to render satisfactorily... *SCRATCH*