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Paris France

lyrics by Sean O'Brien, music by Hal Lewis
additional lyrics by Jeremy Kidd



I met a girl in Paris, France,
An Irish girl I met by chance.
She said come to Paris, France,
And we can do the Paris dance.

You put your hand out in the night - Paris, France
You take a seat on the midnight flight.
You take the third door on the right - Paris, France
walls are blue the ceiling's white.

Don't worry 'bout the autonome - Paris, France
No one here is anyone.
I was young but that's all gone - Paris, France
I never think of what I've done.

Susy that's an Irish name
Susy that's a Paris game
All I want is love and fame
Susie do you want the same?

You put your hand out in the night,
You take a seat on the midnight flight
You take the third door on the right
Walls are blue the ceiling's white.

I met a girl - Paris, France
An Irish girl
She said come to Paris, France,
And we can do the, do the Paris dance.

Paris, France, do the Paris France dance
Paris, France, chassé down the Champs Elysee
Paris, France, do the Paris, France oo-la-la
Paris, France.

Do the France dance like a railway train
Do the France dance in the pouring rain
White lights flashing in the Paris night
I dance the Leftbank and you dance the right
Spin like a dervish and you'll feel no pain
Watch your step or you'll dance in Seine
And you go ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-aah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-aah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-aah
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-aah
Do the France dance in the pouring rain
Do the France dance like a railway train
Do the France dance in the Paris rain
Do the France dance or you'll go insane...



 

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The only time in the band that Hal was really allowed to flex his rock muscle. I had this old Vox AC30 amp with the V missing (known as the OX) and I would always turn it up to 11 for the outro. I am now profoundly deaf in my right ear.   JR

Again I have very fond memories of recording this one - particularly improvising the long ending in the studio. Jerry came up with this great little speech in a heavy French accent which included the line "It's true I have reservations about the Pompidou Centre..." it had us rolling about at the time - maybe that's why we left it off.   Hal

This has one of our best outros.   Jeremy

The first song I learned to play. Sean O'Brien was still playing timbales in the band at the time. I don't think anyone knew what an "autonome" was.   Lou

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Eiffel Hands. Poster from the Uprising, Paris 1968. Francois Hardi.