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    Please write the words for a song

    Dear friends,
    can you please help me with the lyrics for two songs fom Asterix and Cleopatra. These are for English subtitles where the lyrics are missing. I will distribute the version with the lyrics and everyone will be able to have it.
    There are no traces of these two songs in the net and all available subtitles either don't contain the songs at all or give nonsence like:
    Join the first, yum, eyesome meal!
    Every voice joys luxury!
    Skin, her skin now soft and real!
    And we learn some history.
    Cleopatra, lovely queen!
    For the day, this may we hope!
    Queen, the call of wellknown highness!
    Cleopatra's lion heads in...
    King of all the beast species!
    With the strength of twenty great men!
    And it worthies...
    as a little pray!

    We need only the lines form the songs, not what characters say in between. If you can help us many people willing to watch this toon in English will be most grateful.
    song1 ? ?? ??????.?????
    song2 ? ?? ??????.?????

    Thank you.

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    Re: Please write the words for a song

    So far we have some bits:

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    Every
    of luxury

    as soft as silk
    As we learn from history.

    Cleopatra, lovely queen

    may we hope
    In the cause of royal hygiene
    That you will accept this soap.


    Cleopatra's lion is he, then,

    King of all the beasts is he.
    With the strength of twenty great men
    And as much sense as a little flea.

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    Re: Please write the words for a song

    not a teacher

    This is the best I can do for now, Romeo.
    I can't quite get a couple of the phrases.

    Song 1.

    Jars of perfume, ass's milk
    Every bath-time luxury
    Keeps her skin as soft as silk
    As we learn from history

    Cleopatra, lovely Queen
    … … …, may we hope
    In the cause of royal hygiene
    That you will accept this soap

    Cleopatra's lion is here, then
    King of all the beasts is he
    With the strength of twenty great men
    And as much sense as a little flea

    Song 2, in part.

    When you're eating well, you're well
    When you're eating well, you're well
    … … boar, bring us plenty more

    If you're off your food, you're ill
    If you're off your food, you're ill
    Loss of appetite is a dreadful blight
    If you're off your food, you're ill

    Whatever old proverbs say
    Eating to live is all wrong
    Listen to us and be gay
    Living to eat is our song

    When you're eating well, you're well
    As the doctors always tell
    Those who feel the need, for a good big feed
    When you're eating well, you're well

    Greedy guts both large and small
    Find that other things may fall
    Eating never will, fail to fill the bill
    If you're off your food, you're ill

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    Re: Please write the words for a song

    JMurray
    Thank you very much! This 1st song is perfect. Asses' milk - that's fantastic. Certainly! Of course!
    Dear friends, please help us with the 2nd half of the 2nd song. You'll make this world a bit better, because many fans of Asterix will stop wasting time trying to comprehend it with no final satisfactory result. :) All to their despair.

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    Re: Please write the words for a song

    Hi Romeo, this is the best I can do for the rest of song #2. In both songs it's very difficult to catch certain words.
    I've left out parts that I can't get at all, and put <?) where I'm not confident of my guess for the preceding word or two.

    Obelix, you are my love
    Soft and …… like a dove <?)
    Don't forget, first course <?) and the second course
    Queen Cleopatra is yours

    Cleo, your nose is so sweet
    So is a nice joint of meat
    Sausages are tops, so are steaks and chops
    Meat is what I like to eat

    Any good meal without cheese
    Is like a bird that can't fly
    It's like a wood without trees
    It's like a girl with one eye

    If you're off your food, you're ill
    If you're off your food, you're ill
    Pay your respects, please, to the king of cheese
    If you're off your food, you're ill

    When the camel passes by
    When the camel passes by
    Make as if <?) … …, eat your sustenance
    When the camel passes by

    If you're off your food, you're ill
    If you're off your food, you're ill
    Loss of appetite, is a dreadful blight
    If you're off your food, you're ill

    Never forget what we say
    Eat with will while you may
    …… boar, bring us plenty more
    When you're eating well, you're well

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    Re: Please write the words for a song

    Dear JMurray,
    thank you so much. It's like the Rosetta stone mystery been solved. :)

    In both songs it's very difficult to catch certain words.
    Yes, the toon is a bit old (but immortal!) and the songs are rather cacophonic. Many people I know speak English fluently, but had great difficulties with making out anything but short bits of these songs.

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