London Calling - Prenez Garde, Lisette Lyrics

1923 West End, London
London Calling! the Musical - Prenez Garde, Lisette Lyrics

Music and Lyrics by Noël Coward.

Lisette was witty and naughty and pretty,
She started flirting when she was ten,
And she intended
When schooldays were ended
To grow up a soignee Parisienne.
Young men would sigh
As she passed by,
And all her anxious relatives
Would rush at her and cry:

(Refrain 1:)
Prenez Garde, Lisette,
You are rather young as yet,
Though of soldiers and of sailors you
May be extremely fond,
We don't wish you to turn into
A flaming demi-monde,
Prenez Garde, Lisette,
You seem to be a born coquette,
But when the Poilus come marching right up to your door,
They'll love you and leave you but wiser than before,
Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Mais Prenez Garde, Lisette.

Lisette was charming, alluring, disarming,
Desiring, acquiring experience.
Military honour
Was showered upon her,
Her love for her country was so intense,
Soldiers adored,
Raved and implored,
But when she only laughed at them
They cried with one accord:

(Refrain 2:)
Prenez Garde, Lisette,
You have caught us in your net,
Though where ignorance is bliss
They say 'tis folly to be wise,
We never knew
An ingenue
With quite your kind of eyes,
Prenez Garde, Lisette,
But she had made her plans you bet,
And when the Generals came marching right up to her door,
They'd love her and leave her but richer than before,
Allons enfants de la Patrie,
Mais Prenez Garde, Lisette.

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