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The Dinner Song Lyrics

Martin Guerre Soundtrack - Musical, 1999
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The Dinner Arnaud

To my family and friends, to my uncle our host

If you all quieten down, I must first drink a toast

For all you've done since my return

For all the kindness that you've shown

I want to say these days have been the happiest I've known

Now I think at last, we've a gift for you

(he hugs Bertrande's stomach)

Sometime in the spring, you should have a new Martin

(the villagers cheer, Arnaud and Bertrande embrace)

Villager 1

Hey Martin, you dirty bastard, not like you to be so quick

Villager 2

What's the secret?

Three Crones

Seven years on army rations did the trick!


All right that's enough! It's late, go home! I want to talk to Martin.

Mme de Rols

What's the matter, Pierre?


André, take your wife home.

(the villagers leave)

Guillaume, not a word!


Of course not, Pierre

(he leaves)


Is it true what I hear, you've turned from our faith,

you're a Protestant now?

Mme de Rols

What are you talking about??

Pierre (to Bertrande)

And have you done the same, tell me is this the truth

Mme de Rols

She would never do that!


And the child that you bear is a Protestant heir?


Yes. I'm a Protestant now

Mme de Rols

Bertrande is this true??


This is my faith


I showed him how a God can love

He understood


At last I found another way

Mme de Rols

Is this how you repay our love?


Mother, please, understand!

Mme de Rols

You're no daughter of mine!


If one word of this gets out

They'll hang you up and watch you break

Not one word of this gets out

I swear they'll burn you at the stake

Mme de Rols (overlapping with Pierre)

No, not a word, do you hear me not a word

Not a single word (...)


Silence, perfect silence, always silence only silence just,

silence, total silence, simply silence now as silence must

(Guillaume appears)


And so the treachery begins

A secret deal to save their skins

A secret's well and good except it's only secret when it's kept!

(he runs into the streets)

Lubin! Galoche!


What Guillaume, what?
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