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Bojangles And Jo

James A. Emanuel

Stairstep music: ups,
downs, Bill Robinson smiling,
jazzdancing the rounds.

She raised champagne lips,
danced inside banana hips.
All Paris wooed      Jo.

Banana panties,
perfumed belt, Jazz tatooing
lush ecstasies felt.

Josephine, royal,
jewelling her dance, flushing
the bosom of France.

Bojangles et Joséphine

Danse et grand sourire
sur l'escalier : c'est du JAZZ,
c'est Bill Robinson.

Champagne en haut, pagne
en bananes : tout Paris, oui,
à tes genoux,      Jo.

Taille de réglisse,
houle de bananes, rythmes
de JAZZ et  délices.

Ton strass et ta danse
te couronnent Joséphine,
enflamment la France.

Translation by Jean Migrenne

Added: 9 Jun 2002 | Last Read: 16 Dec 2018 2:58 AM | Viewed: 4443 times

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