Roger Waters - But the Marquis of Boulli Has a Trump Card up His Sleeve lyrics

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Roger Waters - But the Marquis of Boulli Has a Trump Card up His Sleeve lyrics

KING & QUEEN But the Marquis of Boulli had a trump card up his sleeve RINGMASTER The Marquis of Boulli, a good General And fiercely loyal to the crown With his army in the East Hatched a plan to see the King released QUEEN The Queen a**uming the title Baroness Korrf Her papers signed by the King of course Set forth before the break of day To join up with Boulli in Alsace Lorraine OFFICER From the shadows King Louis disguised as a humble valet Sneaks out to make his getaway With a small entourage of course OFFICER & CHORUS Just a few hundred light horse TROUBLEMAKER Well let him go, let him run with his Austrian who*e TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS Let him go to Prussia OFFICER & MALE CHORUS Let him go to Austria Let him go and die there TROUBLEMAKER & MALE CHORUS Let him go OFFICER & MALE CHORUS Let him go TROUBLEMAKER, OFFICER & MALE CHORUS Let him rot wit his Austrian Queen CHORUS That the Republic at last can come into being But wait, fate would intervene OFFICER A keen-eyed postmaster by chance OFFICER & CHORUS Recognized the King and Queen and CHORUS Rode ahead to raise the alarm RINGMASTER In Parliament the moderates have their say CONDORCET The King has not fled He was kidnapped instead And spirited away OFFICER To suggest that the King would run is a damnable lie CONDORCET It sticks in our throats and conflicts with our national pride OFFICER But the Austrian court And Brunswick of course Say they'll declare war If the King's not restored TROUBLEMAKER (mimicking Brunswick) You must leave the King alone Or all of Paris will be torn down Down to the very last stone TROUBLEMAKER & OFFICER Paris will be pulverized Down to the very last bone QUEEN When the carriage returned The acrid smoke of bridges burned Hung heavy like a stifled sigh And they say the Queen had a tear in her eye OFFICER When through the carriage windows Louis turned to face his peers A loyal friend, the Comte de Dampierre Doffed his cap with elegance In deference to the King A brave and foolish thing to do In light of the prevailing mood QUEEN It must be act of an honest man To stand with cap in hand Before the beying throne Was a brave gesture but a foolish one RINGMASTER & CHORUS The crowd in a gesture less than elegant Brutally remove his head