Folk song by Gilles Vigneault, a black comedy of franco-english relations in Quebec:
I went to the market
Mon p'tit panier sous mon bras     My little basket underarm
I went to the market
Mon p'tit panier sous mon bras
The first girl I met
C'est la fille d'un avocat     Was a attorney's daughter

Chorus
I love you vous n'm'entendez guère     can you not hear me
I love you vous ne m'entendez pas     you cannot hear me

The first girl I met
C'est la fille d'un avocat
She said what have you got
Dans ce beau p'tit panier-là     in that nice basket of yours
Chorus

She said what have you got
Dans ce beau p'tit panier-là
I have got some eggs
N'en achèteriez-vous pas     won't you buy some
Chorus

I have got some eggs
N'en achèteriez-vous pas
I'll taken two dozens
P'is l'bonhomme te paiera ça     my old man will pay you
Chorus

I'll taken two dozens
P'is l'bonhomme te paiera ça
I gave her two dozens
Mais l'bonhomme y payait pas     but the old man wouldn't pay
Chorus

I gave her two dozens
Mais l'bonhomme y payait pas
Such is the business
Avec la fille d'un avocat     with an attorney's daughter
Chorus

Such is the business
Avec la fille d'un avocat
But she hatched my eggs
Elle a fait tout couver ça     (translation)
Chorus

But she hatched my eggs
Elle a fait tout couver ça
Should have seen the chickens
Qui sont sortis de l'là     that came out of that mess
Chorus

Should have seen the chickens
Qui sont sortis de l'là
To collect my money
Ils ont fondé un syndicat     they formed an union
Chorus

To collect my money
Ils ont fondé un syndicat
And they fly like ducks
Qui parlent comme des avocats     and they speak like barristers
Chorus

BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!     don't you remember me
Chorus

BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!

Spoken:
BALEETED! BALEETED!     Whaddya mean don't remember me
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!     and BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED!

BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!     aim at one and shoot him down
Chorus

BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!     he whispers to me
Chorus

BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!     from down where I am
Chorus

BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!     a duck--even a l'orange
BALEETED! BALEETED!     isn't much of a meal
Chorus

BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!
BALEETED! BALEETED!     don't think I'll marry her

BALEETED! BALEETED!
     what a shame she misunderstands me
BALEETED! BALEETED!
     what a shame she doesn't understand me

Such is the business under E2 Copyright Changes: Truncated to comply with fair use under Lyrics and poetry rules 1 and 2: Cited work is under 250 words. Downvotes deserved and graciously accepted.

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