Jacques Dutronc - Mini Mini Mini (English translation)

English translation

Mini Mini Mini

Little, little, little
All is mini in our life
Mini-Moke and mini-skirt
Mini-bum and liliput
It is mini Doctor Schweitzer(1)
Mini mini that lack of air
Mini-skirt and mini-mock
Miniature what makes me laugh
Ministry and terminus
Minimum and minibus
 
Little, little, little
All is mini in our life
Mini-Moke and mini-skirt
Mini-bum and liliput
It is mini Doctor Schweitzer
Mini mini that lack of air
Little, little, little
Little, little, little, little
 
Me, I prefer maxi(s)
Maxi-mock and maxi-skirt
Maxi-bum and maxi-bitch
It is maxi Doctor Schweitzer
Maxi maxi breath of air
Maxitère and termaxus
Maximum and maxibus
Maxitère and termaxus
Maximum and maxibus
Maxitère and termaxus
 
Submitted by martin.gregus.169 on Sat, 25/01/2014 - 17:35
Author's comments:

(1)- by Fresco from http://able2know.org/topic/67802-1

There is word play between "mini" things and "maxi" things with a central references to "life" (la vie) and "Albert Schweitzer".

" I am life which wills to live, in the midst of life which wills to live. As in my own will-to-live there is a longing for wider life and pleasure.......Whenever I injure life of any sort, I must be quite clear whether it is necessary. Beyond the unavoidable, I must never go, not even with what seems insignificant. The farmer, who has mown down a thousand flowers in his meadow as fodder for his cows, must be careful on his way home not to strike off in wanton pastime the head of a single flower by the roadside, for he thereby commits a wrong against life without being under the pressure of necessity." Albert Schweitzer 1936

French

Mini Mini Mini

Comments
Gavin    Fri, 14/11/2014 - 10:42

This seems like a very good translation to me and the info about Doctor Schweitzer helps a lot.
One not very intellectual question:
Mini-bum for Mini-moche - is this 'bum' as in *ahem* 'arse' or bum as in tramp/beggar?

Thanks!