Spanish Pop Lyrics

Translations of the best Spanish, French and German pop and rock songs

TEENIE WEENIE BOPPIE by FRANCE GALL July 7, 2015

Filed under: 1960s,France Gall,French Pop Lyrics,Serge Gainsbourg,Yé-Yé Girls — spanishpoplyrics @ 12:09 pm

FRENCH POP LYRICS SUMMER SPECIAL

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One of the joys of French pop from the 1960s is that its videos are often far more sophisticated and entertaining than anything produced in the UK or the US at the time. This is probably due to the popularity in France of the Scopitone, a kind of visual jukebox. I don’t know if this nine minute film was shown on the Scopitone, but whatever its origins it must rate as one of the most extraordinary pop videos of all time.

In a previous post we saw Gall at the height of her popularity when she won the Eurovision Song Contest. By 1967 her career in France was on the slide and this was one of the last songs that Serge Gainsbourg wrote for her. It is a bizarre but brilliant effort, a kind of warning about the dangers of LSD, featuring a guest appearance by Mick Jagger.

It wasn’t a hit and Gall started to concentrate on the German market, with songs like ‘Der Computer Nr. 3’ (see the video below).

Teenie Weenie Boppie was covered in 1997 by the indie supergroup Free Kitten (featuring Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth). Their chaotic version features lyrics in both English and French.

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TEENIE WEENIE BOPPIE

Teenie Weenie Boppie
A pris du LSD
Un sucre et la voici
Au bord de la folie

Une Rolls la frôle de son aile
Un prince du rock est au volant
Il lui fait signe agitant vers elle
Ses fines dentelles et ses volants

Teenie Weenie Boppie
A pris du LSD
Un sucre et la voici
À terre évanouie

Un grand garçon en habit sudiste
Lui tend ses deux mains gantées de blanc
À son doigt une mauve améthyste
En la griffant s'est teintée de sang

Teenie Weenie Boppie
A pris du LSD
Un sucre et la voici
Déjà à l'agonie

Que sont ces fleurs aux couleurs exquises
Qui dérivent au fil du courant ?
C'est Mick Jagger qui dans la Tamise
S'est noyé dans ses beaux vêtements

Teenie Weenie Boppie
Est morte dans la nuit
De quoi, mais d'avoir pris
Une dose de LSD
TEENIE WEENIE BOPPIE

Teenie Weenie Boppie
Took some LSD
A cube of sugar and here she is
At the edge of insanity

A Rolls Royce skims past the wing
A prince of rock at the steering wheel
He waves at her
In fine lace and ruffles

Teenie Weenie Boppie
Took some LSD
A cube of sugar and here she is
Fainting on the ground

A big boy in a Confederate outfit
He extends his two white-gloved hands
On his finger a purple amethyst
Scratched and stained with blood

Teenie Weenie Boppie
Took some LSD
A cube of sugar and here she is
Already in agony

What are these flowers with exquisite colours
That drift with the current?
It's Mick Jagger in the Thames
Drowned in his fine clothes

Teenie Weenie Boppie
She died in the night
From what, from taking
A dose of LSD
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