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Sleeping on our Own Lyric

 
Martin Guerre Soundtrack - Musical, 1999
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Sleeping on our Own Ernestine

Faithful to the last



Celestine

Life can be unfair

Hortense

Seven years have passed

We've seen the last of Martin Guerre

Ernestine

Mother's none too chuffed

Told her not to wait

Hortense

Desperate for an heir

Ernestine

They'll find Bertrande another mate

(Guillaume sits down next to Bertrande. She leaves immediately.

He sits for a moment, then gets up and leaves.)

Celestine

There's Guillaume the farmhand, guards her like his own

Hortense

Starting like a hawk

Ernestine

Crikey, you can talk

Celestine

Poor Bertrande, she's sleeping on our own....

(they sit down where Bertrande and Guillaume were sitting)

Just like us...

Hortense

And all the better for it....

Ernestine

Too true, too true...

Celestine

Jacques was a devil with his dibber

Ernestine

Oh, my Georges...he had the hugest...feet

Hortense

Claude made his own rope!

Celestine

Jacques always used to snore, just like a wild boar

A-snuffling and a-wheezing

Ernestine

My Georges, I guarantee

He'd get up to pee seven times a night!

Hortense

Claude always stole the sheet

Hooked it with his feet

Mine in turn were freezing

Ernestine

They went and popped their clogs

Hortense

Now we sleep like logs!

Celestine

I sleep with the dogs!

Ernestine & Hortense

No!

Celestine

Yes, but just in winter...

Nights, sleeping on our own...

Hortense

Years, sleeping on our own

Ernestine

Still, we mustn't moan!

All Three

No

Hortense

He'd graze me with his chin

Celestine

He'd kick me in the shin

Ernestine

And mine would sweat profusely

Celestine

Jacques mutter when he dreamed

Ernestine

Muttered? My man screamed

Heard for miles around

Hortense

Claude, when he got quite bored, bound me with a cord

Celestine and Ernestine

No

Hortense

Yes, but only loosely

Celestine

We're sleeping on our own

Hortense

One bed and a crone!

Ernestine

Dogs without a bone!

All Three

We're sleeping on our own, without a chaperone, who's sleeping up in heaven

Celestine

Soon we'll be just the same

Hortense

Some forgotten name

Ernestine

Carved upon a stone

All Three

Then, we can live our lives

Lost and lonely wives

Sleeping on our own
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