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Jackie Morris: Music

Bon Appetit

(Jackie Morris)

In the south of France, where the sunflowers grow

Nothing much has changed since long ago

Cobblestone streets, like a scene from the past

Medieval towns…yeah, they built things to last

But everything just stops – from twelve to two.

            (spoken)   It’s lunch!

 

CHORUS:

And they say “Bonne journee!  Bon appetit!”

Have a good day.  Enjoy what you eat

The world’s going crazy, but the French folk know

Everything tastes sweeter when you take it slow.

 

BRIDGE:

La la la la -  la la la la -  la

La la la la -  la la la la -  la

La la la la

La la la – la la la

 

In the south of France, y’know it’s really true

Shops and markets close from twelve to two

La boucherie, la boulangerie, le docteur et la pharmacie….

Even the parking meter lets you park for free!

            (spoken)  It’s lunch!

 

CHORUS:

And they say “Bonne journee!  Bon appetit!”

Have a good day.  Enjoy what you eat

The world’s going crazy, but I have a hunch

We’d all be much better with a two-hour lunch.

 

WHISTLING BRIDGE

 

In the south of France, summer days are long

9 p.m., daylight’s going strong

It’s not longitude or latitude

That gives Old Sol his attitude

I think the sun just stops….from twelve to two.

            (spoken)  You know why.

 

CHORUS:

And he says “Bonne journee!  Bon appetit!”

Have a good day.  Enjoy what you eat

The world’s going crazy, but we all should know

Everything tastes sweeter when you take it slow.

 

Combo la-la / whistling Outro

La la la la -  la la la la -  la

La la la la -  la la la la -  la

La la la la

La la la – la la la

 

WHISTLING

 

(spoken end)  “Bon Appetit!”