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On General Dumourier's Desertion

From The French Republican Army

TUNE: Robin Adair

 

Burns Original

Standard English Translation

 

1.
You're welcome to Despots,
Dumourier!
You're welcome to Despots,
Dumourier!
How does Dampiere do?
Ay, and Bournonville too?
Why did they not come along with you,
Dumourier!
2.
I will fight France with you,
Dumourier!
I will fight France with you,
Dumourier!
I will fight France with you,
I will take my chance with you,
By my soul, I'll dance with you,
Dumourier!
3.
Then let us fight about,
Dumourier!
Then let us fight about,
Dumourier!
Then let us fight about,
Till Freedom's spark be out,
Then we'll be damn'd, no doubt,
Dumourier!

 


You are welcome to Despots,
Dumourier!
You are welcome to Despots,
Dumourier!
How does Dampiere do?
Yes, and Bournonville too?
Why did they not come along with you,
Dumourier!

I will fight France with you,
Dumourier!
I will fight France with you,
Dumourier!
I will fight France with you,
I will take my chance with you
By my soul, I will dance with you,
Dumourier!

Then let us fight about,
Dumourier!
Then let us fight about,
Dumourier!
Then let us fight about,
Till Freedom's spark be out,
Then we'll be damn'd, no doubt,
Dumourier!

 

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