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Where's the Child? Song Lyrics

Martin Guerre Soundtrack - Musical, 1999
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Where's the Child? Guillaume

Will he never take his aim, ram it home, play the game

Can he never find the place where he's meant to slide?


Does he have a spear to tilt

Is it sharp, does it wilt?

We've been counting twenty weeks, nothing grows inside.

Screw him!


Wait, we mustn't think the worst


Screw him!


Well, it seems we'd be the first

Without some rain, a woman dies of thirst


Will we ever see her fat

Can't a Guerre manage that?

She's been counting thirty weeks, nothing grows inside

(Father Dominic arrives)

Father Dominic

God has made it plain we go forth and multiply


If he needs some help I've a cure that he could try


Still he claims to be a man

Where's his smile, where's his pride?

Father Dominic

We must save his soul from the spirits in his bed


A potion for his blood that will turn his passion red


We've been counting forty weeks, nothing grows inside

(Martin runs to Bertrande. She tries to take Martin into her arms.)


Come on Martin, don't be afraid

Our love will grow when love is made

(Martin holds her off)


But every night I feel the same

We're both too young for this

I'm not too blame

(she pushes her away)

(Guillaume and his gang grab Martin, put a dress on him,

and lift him into the air)


Get her a skirt, boys, put rouge on her face

Now she can flirt, boys, but wait just in case

Get her a boyfriend to kiss and embrace


Here's Benoit!

(They lift Benoit up)


Put him on top boys, she's game for the ride

Don't let him stop boys, she wants him inside

We know how wives like to be satisfied


Where's the child?

(Bertrande tries to pull Guillaume away from Martin.

Guillaume takes Bertrande aside and kneels in front of her)


Please Bertrande, if you knew the tears I've shed

Why love him when you could love me instead?


Love Guillaume?! I will never share your bed!

(she wrenches herself away from him)

(The gang starts to attack Martin. Bertrande tries to stop Guillaume,

but he pushes her away, and beats up Martin.)


Just one seed he has to sow

Where's the child, will grow?

Is there something we don't know?

Has he learned to ride?

Is he drinking too much beer?

Where's the child, should be here

She's been counting for a year

Nothing grows inside

(The gang finally leaves. Bertrande tries to comfort Martin,

but he pushes her away and runs off)


Get away from me!

(Mme de Rols comes to comfort Bertrande)

Mme de Rols

There's no need to be afraid

Come my child, you will learn

You must try to understand him.


Mother, I have tried so hard, tried to talk, tried to please

Yet he always turns away

Mme de Rols

Give him time!

I promise he will love you

Trust me, child

One day he'll grow to love you


He never smiles or looks into my eyes

Must I always be alone?
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