Here you are, some blood pudding, some blood pudding, some blood pudding For the Alsatians, the Swiss, and the Lorrains, For the Belgians, there's none left, For the Belgians, there's none left, They're lazy shirkers (repeat)
We're at ease,
No ordinary guys,
We've often got our black moods,
We are Legionnaires
In Tonkin, the Immortal Legion
At Tuyen Quang we honoured our flag,
The heroes of Camerone and model brothers
Sleep in peace in your tombs
Our ancestors died
For the glory of the Legion.
We will all perish
According to the tradition.
During our far-off campaigns,
Facing fever and fire,
Forgetting with our sadnesses,
Death, which forgets us so little.
We the Legion.
Merci beaucoup mon ami! I find it hard to find french marches and songs of WW2 and WW1 and other ages/eras. Especially as my french itÂ´s lost and forgotten as I wasnÂ´t never able to speak it. (( I took the freedom to add two vids of Youtube. Hope that is OK for You.
I find it a nice piece - no matter who it wrote. But if it should been written in one night that would have a lot for the thought the melody was known long before and the words were added the night. But be it as it want to be - It wrote history as a song of the French. And I find it nevertheless good work. And even if sometimes should be found evidence for the other story - that a german wrote the tune or perhaps it was even an ancient german melody - it will stay in the annals of history as THAT FRENCH SONG.
The sad on that thing is that people quarrel with each other (and not only about that songÂ´s roots) who have fought together in ancient times against islamic/ottoman assaults etc.