Les Fatals Picards - Avec un h (English translation)

English translation

With a 'h'

With a 'h' I write your name
With a 'h' like in 'butcher'1
It's a big 'L', a big love
You're a big2 lump, yes forever mine.
 
With a 't' I write your name,
With a refreshing 't'3
That quenches the thirst and makes you stronger4
and stronger means thicker5
 
With a 'p' I write your name,
With a 'p' like, err.., a fart6
With a 'h' that's quite tired
Oh yes, an Ashkenazi Jew7
Singing la la la
...... Lo
 
...ve with a capital 'A'
This is the song I wrote, I wrote for you
Love with a big Lum...err.. a big 'L'8
This is for you
 
With the 'x' I write your name
With the X9 you can earn a fat living
This is a big 'd', like in Eugénie10
This is a beautiful 'b', here's to Louison always11
With a 'g' I write your name,
With a gee up, giddy up!12
This is a beautiful 'm', a bohemian poem13
that I wrote for you the other day when I was loveshick14
 
Singing la la la
...... Lo
 
...ve with a capital 'A'
This is the song I wrote, I wrote for you
Love with a big Lum...err.. a big 'L'
This is for you
 
With a 'g' I write your name
With a 'g', gee I feel good
With all these letters I wite your name
On my schoolbag that goes HHTPKHJHGV... That's swedish...!!!
 
[That means kangaroo in Swedish ! That means, err... Kangaroo and at the same time it's... It's a lucky charm, like ! A bit like in 'moped', but not quite the same... Because it's not 'moped'...]
 
With a 'a' I write your name
With a 'A' like a learner15...
 
  • 1. lit. "lumberjack", but the point is having a 'h' somewhere
  • 2. "grand A" (capital 'A') sounds exactly like "grand tas" (big fatty)
  • 3. 't' sounds like "thé" (tea), fortunately (for me at least) that works in English too
  • 4. "désaltère" (refreshes) sounds like "des altères" (some dumbbells)
  • 5. I see no pun there, just a way to end in 'p'
  • 6. 'p' sounds like 'pet' (fart)
  • 7. atrocious pun on "h qu'est naze" (an 'h' that is dead tired) and Ashkénaze
  • 8. same pun as before, that can sound like "making love to a big fatty"
  • 9. porn
  • 10. Eugénie Grandet is a famous Balzac novel, and "grand 'd''" sounds just like Grandet
  • 11. Louison Bobet was a famous road racing cyclist of the 50's. This is a wink to the indie band Ludwig von 88, which wrote a famous song about him
  • 12. translated pun!
  • 13. pronunciations of "bohème"/"poème" only differ by the 1st consonant
  • 14. another intentionally wrong consonant ("balade" instead of "malade")
  • 15. In France you must put a sticker with a big red 'A' on the back of your car for the first year after you got your driver's licence
Do whatever you want with my translations. I'm not rich enough to sue you anyway.
Submitted by petit élève on Tue, 18/04/2017 - 02:51
Added in reply to request by opulence
Author's comments:

This is beyond translation...

Idioms from "Avec un h"
Comments
opulence    Tue, 18/04/2017 - 03:36

What did I just read lol?

Thank you for translating!

petit élève    Tue, 18/04/2017 - 06:04

This was more a textual analysis than a translation...

opulence    Tue, 18/04/2017 - 06:24

Thank you for the textual analysis then Wink smile