English Nurses with Americans in France, item 34

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I should like to whisper secrets

But my language goes askew

With the second person plural

For the more familiar "too"


In your pretty little garden

I could always say "juh tame"

But it ain't so very subtle

An' it ain't not quite the same

As "you've got some dandy earrings,"

or "your eyes are nice an' brown"-

But my adjectives get manly

Right before a lady noun.


Those infinites perplex me:

I can say you're "tray jolee."

But beyond thats simple statement

All my tenses dont agree

I can make the Boche "Compre ... 

When I meet 'em in a trench

But the softer things escape me

When I try to yap in French

               (over)

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I should like to whisper secrets

But my language goes askew

With the second person plural

For the more familiar "too"


In your pretty little garden

I could always say "juh tame"

But it ain't so very subtle

An' it ain't not quite the same

As "you've got some dandy earrings,"

or "your eyes are nice an' brown"-

But my adjectives get manly

Right before a lady noun.


Those infinites perplex me:

I can say you're "tray jolee."

But beyond thats simple statement

All my tenses dont agree

I can make the Boche "Compre ... 

When I meet 'em in a trench

But the softer things escape me

When I try to yap in French

               (over)


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  • April 11, 2018 21:26:20 Annick Rodriguez

    I should like to whisper secrets

    But my language goes askew

    With the second person plural

    For the more familiar "too"


    In your pretty little garden

    I could always say "juh tame"

    But it ain't so very subtle

    An' it ain't not quite the same

    As "you've got some dandy earrings,"

    or "your eyes are nice an' brown"-

    But my adjectives get manly

    Right before a lady noun.


    Those infinites perplex me:

    I can say you're "tray jolee."

    But beyond thats simple statement

    All my tenses dont agree

    I can make the Boche "Compre ... 

    When I meet 'em in a trench

    But the softer things escape me

    When I try to yap in French

                   (over)

  • April 11, 2018 21:02:11 Annick Rodriguez

    I should like to whisper secrets

    But my language goes askew

    With the second person plural

    For the more familiar "too"


    In your pretty little garden

    I could always say "juh tame"

    But it ain't so very subtle

    An' it ain't not quite the same

    As "you've got some dandy earrings,"

    or "your eyes are nice an' brown"-

    But my adjectives get manly

    Right before a lady noun.


  • April 11, 2018 20:57:41 Annick Rodriguez

    I should like to whisper secrets

    But my language goes askew

    With the second person plural

    For the more familiar "too"


    In your pretty little garden

    I could always say "juh tame"

    But it ain't so very subtle

    An' it ain't not quite the same

    As "you've got some dandy earrings,"



  • April 11, 2018 20:53:34 Annick Rodriguez

    I should like to whisper secrets

    But my language goes askew

    With the second 


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    Bourges

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  • Story location Bourges


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Contributor
John Rex Coller
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  • English

  • Western Front

  • Women



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