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Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth Williams)

Trevor 25 May 06 - 07:42 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette
From: Trevor
Date: 25 May 06 - 07:42 AM

Is anybody able to help me with Kenneth William's cod-French classic please. It was sung to the tune of Auld Lang Syne and made up of French phrases commonly used in English.

I remember him doing it on 'Parkinson' some years ago but Google doesn't come up with the goods.

Thanks


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 29 May 06 - 10:23 PM

Stop Messin' About: The Kenneth Williams web site says Kenneth Williams first sang CREPE SUZETTE on The Kenneth Williams Show (Special) on BBC2 on 21 January 1976, and it was written by Derek Collyer.

The forum at that web site might be a good place to ask for the lyrics.

If you get the lyrics please come back and post them here.


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Subject: RE: Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/Derek Collyer)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 30 May 06 - 07:34 AM

Also, I'd like to know where the term "cod-French" comes from.


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Subject: RE: Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/Derek Collyer)
From: Snuffy
Date: 30 May 06 - 09:04 AM

To cod someone is "to gull, dupe, slang, befool, fool, put on, take in, put one over, put one across or hoax". The more usual word nowadays is to "kid" - no kidding/codding.

So cod-french would be something supposed to sound like French.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 25 Aug 06 - 11:43 AM

Does anyone have the lyrics, please, for the immortal Kenneth Williams' tribute to the French language, sung to the tune of 'Auld Lang Syne'?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette
From: Ron Davies
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 10:53 AM

Sounds great--needs to be refreshed. Hope somebody has it.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 26 Aug 06 - 08:53 PM

I want it too...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/D Collyer)
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 27 Aug 06 - 03:27 AM

I've got the 4 CD set "Celebration of Sellars" and this song isn't on it.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/D Collyer)
From: rich-joy
Date: 27 Aug 06 - 09:31 PM

The same idea, but done to Piaf's "La Vien Rose"(sp?) is also quite popular (I can recall Judy Small doing it well, years ago) ...

Never heard Kenneth's "A.L.S." though - would be quite a hoot!!


Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/D Coll
From: GUEST,Bernie
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 02:11 AM

Here in Canada I have heard a hilarious version of the theme from Titanic, by Celine Dion, done in the same way.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/D Coll
From: GUEST,Bernie
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 02:12 AM

I should qualify thet .... It wasn't Celine who did the parody!! She did the original.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/D Coll
From: Rusty Dobro
Date: 28 Aug 06 - 04:14 AM

Success (of a sort)

A quiet morning at work means I found this on the Internet! Unfortunately it was originally transcribed by someone who didn't speak much French; I've tidied it up, but the first line and the 'bidet' line still defeat me.

Any ideas?

Rusty.


CREPE SUZETTE

SPOKEN:
My next song, is un chanson d'amour, a song of lurve,
he loves her, and she loves him, but they cannot be marriade.
Because they are too closely related, they are, husband and wife.

It's called, it's called, "Crepe Suzette" which is in English "A Flaming Hot Dish", and so is Suzette..."

SUNG:
Anis Sior, Que Alis Pansonori?, Faut t'jour, Reconnaissance
Hammersmith Palais De Danse, Badinage, My Crepe Suzette.
Double Entendre, Restaurant , Jacques Cousteau, Yves Saint Laurent
Ou est la plume de ma tante?, C'est la vie, my Crepe Suzette.

Corsage, Massage. Frere Jacques?
Salon, Par Avion, Petula Clarke.
Fiancee, Ensemble, Lorgnette, Lingerie, Eau de Toilette
Gauloise, mmmm, Cigarette, Entourage my Crepe Suzette

Citron, Mirage, Caravelle,
Ordeuvres, Brut and Chenille, Chaise longue, Sasha Distel
Fuselage my Crepe Suzette

Pas n'est, Bidet, Bidet?, Commissionaire,
Mon repos, Bridgette Bardot, Jeux Sans Frontieres.

SPOKEN "It's a Knock out innit? Yeah The song, not the French!"

SUNG:
Faux Pas, ennui, Espionage,
Brie, Camembert, Fromages
Mayonnaise, All Night Garage
R.S.V.P. My Crepe Suzette


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/D Collyer)
From: Trevor
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 04:38 AM

I've only just come back to this thread as a result of alisons contribution on another one. Thanks Rusty et al.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/D Coll
From: MikeofNorthumbria
Date: 28 Mar 07 - 07:23 AM

Hi Rusty

Thanks for bringing this to our attention - it's a little gem! However...

Sorry to be pedantic but there seems to be a slight discrepancy between the words of the song given above and what KW is singing on the video clip. It's a bit confusing because although the words are set approximately to the tune of "Old Lang Syne", KW doesn't follow the tune exactly on every verse. On a couple of occasions he stops before the end of a verse, pauses or does a bit of patter, and then goes straight to the next verse – I've indicated these breaks in the transcription below.

Wassail! (Or just this once, "Santé")


Crêpe Suzette

Honi soit qui mal y pense,
Fait vos jeux, reconnaissance,
Hammersmith Palais de Danse,
Badinage, ma Crêpe Suzette.

Double entendre, restaurant,
Jacques Cousteau, Yves St Laurent
Où est la plume de ma tante?
C'est la vie, ma Crêpe Suzette.

Corsage, massage, Frère Jacques,
Salon, par avion, Petula Clarke …(pause)

Fiancée, Ensemble, Lorgnette,
Lingèrie, eau de toilette,
Mmmm …Gauloise cigarette,
Entourage, ma Crêpe Suzette.

Citron, Mirage, Caravelle,
Hors d'oevres, Brut et Chanelle,
Chaise Longue, Sasha Distelle,
Fuselage, ma Crêpe Suzette.

Pince-néz, bidet, commissionaire,
Mon Répos, Brigitte Bardot, Jeux Sans Frontières,
(Spoken: "It's a Knockout…etc)

Faux pas, Grand Prix, espionage,
Gruyère, Camembert, fromage,
Mayonnaise, all night garage,
RSVP, ma Crêpe Suzette.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth William/D Collyer)
From: alison
Date: 29 Mar 07 - 01:24 AM

Thanks for finding the thread

Here is the video from you tube Kenneth Williams - Ma Crepe Suzette

slainte

alison


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Subject: Lyr Add: CREPE SUZETTE (Derek Collyer)
From: GUEST,Crepe Suzette
Date: 21 Jun 10 - 03:42 AM

Please forgive lack of accents

Honi soit qui mal y pense,
Faites vos jeux, reconnaissance,
Hammersmith Palais de Danse,
Badinage, ma crepe Suzette.

Double entendre, restaurant,
Jacques Cousteau, Yves Saint Laurent,
Ou est la plume de ma tante?
C'est la vie, ma crepe Suzette.

Corsage, massage, Frere Jacques,
Salon, par avion, Petula Clark,
Fiances, ensemble, lorngette,
Lingerie, eau de toilette,
Gauloises cigarettes,
Entourage, ma crepe Suzette.

Citron, mirage, caravelle,
Hors d'oeuvres, Brut and Chanel,
Chaise longue, Sacha Distel,
Fuselage, ma crepe Suzette.

Pince nez, bidet, commissionaire,
Mon Repos, Brigitte Bardot,
Jeux Sans Frontieres.

It's a knockout, inn't it?
The song, not the French!

Faux pas, grand prix, espionage,
Gruyere, camembert, fromage,
Mayonnaise, all night garage,
RSVP, ma crepe Suzette.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth Williams)
From: GUEST
Date: 24 Jun 12 - 04:03 PM

Grand for a party piece. Thanks, Dublin Wolf, Wolves blog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth Williams)
From: Alan Day
Date: 25 Jun 12 - 07:10 AM

Kenneth Williams was recently featured singing this on the Michael Parkinson highlights of his talk show.
Al


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth Williams)
From: GUEST,Taylor
Date: 02 Jun 13 - 07:59 PM

I absolutely love this song and I have found that Kenneth does slightly change the words in different performances.
Even his pause
"It's a knockout, inn't it?
The song, not the French!"
He has changed, in "An Audience with..." he says it as above, in a few other videos I have heard him say
"It's a knockout, inn't it?
The French, not the song!"

Hope that helps with the issue of discrepancies. :)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth Williams)
From: GUEST,Peter Perfect
Date: 03 Sep 17 - 03:26 PM

CREPE SUZETTE (to the tune of Auld Lang Suns)

SPOKEN: 
My next song, is un chanson d'amour, a song of lurve, 
he loves 'er, and she loves 'im, but they cannot be marr-i-ed. 
Because zey are too closely related, zey are, husband and wife. 

It's called, it's called, "Crepe Suzette" which is in English "A Flaming Hot Dish", and so is Suzette..." 

SUNG: 
Honi Soit, Qui Mal Y Pens-e,
Fait Toujours, Reconnaissance 
Hammersmith Palais De Dans-e,
Badinage, My Crepe Suzette. 

Double Entend-re, Restaurant-e, Jacques Cousteau, Yves Saint Laurent-e
Ou est la plume de ma tante?,
C'est la vie, my Crepe Suzette. 

Corsage, Massage. Frere Jacques? 
Salon, Par Avion, Petula Clark-e. 
Fiancee, Ensemble, Loignett-es,
Lingerie, Eau de Toilett-e 
Gauloises, mmmm, Cigarett-e,
Entourage my Crepe Suzette 

Citroen, Mirage, Caravell-e, 
Hors d'Oeuvres, Brut et Chanell-e,
Chaise Longue, Sasha Distel,
Fuselage my Crepe Suzette 

Pince Nez, Bidet, Commissionaire, 
Mon repos, Bridgette Bardot,
Jeux Sans Frontier-es. 
SPOKEN "It's a Knock out innit? Yeah The song, not the French!" 

SUNG: 
Faux Pas, Ennui, Espionag-e, 
Brie, Camembert, Fromag-e,
Mayonnaise, All Night Garag-e 
R.S.V.P.
My - Crepe - Suzette..!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth Williams)
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Sep 17 - 03:30 PM

Perhaps I should have read further into the thread...., and seen that it had been answered.!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth Williams)
From: michaelr
Date: 03 Sep 17 - 04:18 PM

It amazes me what some find funny.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crepe Suzette (Kenneth Williams)
From: BobL
Date: 04 Sep 17 - 04:09 AM

Maybe it loses something in translation...


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