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Arlequin tient sa boutique Harlequin keeps a shop
Arlequin tient sa boutique,
sur les marches du Palais,
Harlequin keeps a shop,
on the steps of the Palais,
Il enseigne la musique,
a tous les petits valets,
He teaches music,
to all the little servants,
Chorus,
Oui Monsieur Po,
Oui Monsieur li,
Oui Monsieur chi,
Oui Monsieur nellle,
Oui Monsieur Polichinelle
Chorus
Yes Mr Po,
Yes Mr li,
Yes Mr chi,
Yes Mr nellle,
Yes Mr Polichinelle
Il vend des bouts de règlise,
meilleurs que votre bâton,
He sells ends of liquorice,
better than your stick,
Des bonnes hommes en pain d'epice,
moins bavards que vous dit on.
Good gingerbread men,
less talkative than you, it's said.
Chorus,Chorus,
Il a des pralines grosses,
bien plus grosses que le poing,
He has large pralines,
much larger than a fist,
Plus grosses que les deux bosses,
Qui sont dans votre pourpoint,
Larger than the two bumps,
Which are in your doublet,
Chorus, Chorus,
Il a de belles oranges,
Pour les bons petits enfants,
He has beautiful oranges,
For the good little children,
Et de si beaux portraits d'anges,
Qu'on dirait qu'ils sont vivants,
And such beautiful portraits of angels,
One would say that they are alive,
Chorus, Chorus,
Il ne bat jamais sa femme,
Ce n'est pas comme chez vous,
He never beats his wife,
It is not as at your house,
Comme vous il n'a pas l'âme,
Aussi dure que des cailloux,
(un)Like you he hasn't a heart,
as hard as stone,
Chorus, Chorus,