Vintage Audio - Oui, Oui, Marie (Wee, Wee, Marie)
Reproduced below are the lyrics to the wartime U.S. song Oui, Oui Marie (Wee, Wee, Marie).
A popular American song in the year of its publication, 1918 - the war's final year - it was written by Alfred Bryan and Joe McCarthy, with music by Fred Fisher.
Use the player above to listen to a version of the song performed by Arthur Fields in 1918.
Oui, Oui, Marie (Wee, Wee, Marie)
Poor Johnny's heart went pitty pat, Somewhere in sunny
France He met a girl by chance with ze naughty naughty
glance, She looked just like a kitty kitty cat, She loved
to dance and play, Tho' he learned no French when he left
the trench, He knew well enough to say:
Wee Wee Marie, will you do zis for me Wee Wee Marie,
then I'll do zat for you, I love your eyes they make me feel
so spoony, You'll drive me loony, you're teasing me, Why
can't we parleyvous like other sweethearts do, I want a
kiss or two from Ma Cherie, Wee Wee Marie, if you'll
do zis for me Then I'll do zat for you, Wee Wee Marie.
They walked along the boule boulevard, He whispered
"You for me, Some day in gay Paree I will make you
marry me", Just then a bunch of bully bully boys,
Threw kisses on the sly, Marie got wise when they rolled
their eyes, They sang as they passed her by.
A "British warm" was a heavy issue greatcoat for officers.
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