Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Maps for cub scouts.

We are going on Hike from Scout Den to Three Rock on Sunday.


Scouting Ireland. Orienteering for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts . . . https://my.scouts.ie/uploads/files/One%20Programme/Orienteering_v3_1.pdf

1. Orient the map. Using features, sun or compass.

orient etymology:
The Orient - The Eastern World - Where the sun rises: Asia, China, Japan(the land of the rising sun - Nihon), e.t.c. To orient oneself"to arrange facing east," from French s'orienter "to take one's bearings," literally "to face the east". Origin latin "oriri" to rise -- latin "orient" rising or east -- french/english. During Roman and Medievial times it was common for maps to be drawn with East at the top. Orienteering as a sport was created by Swedish military around 1886 as training for navigating on land.
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=orient
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orienteering
http://www.orienteering.ie/



Time-Chart of old maps:
List/Index of old maps:




Babylonian clay tablet. "Imago Mundi". 600BC.

This picture is an interpretation of the original tablet.
Babylonia in the center of the map.
The Bitter River (salty sea) surrounding Babylonia.
Seven or Eight islands beyond the Bitter River.
Heavenly ocean and Animal constellations beyond the Islands.
http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/AncientWebPages/103.html
http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/AncientWebPages/103Amono.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_world_maps#Babylonian_Imago_Mundi_.28c._600_BCE.29


Herodotus World Map 450BC.
Herodotus was a Greek born in what is now part of Turkey which was in the Persian Empire. He is  known as the father of History. He traveled and collected information about history and geography and people, he tested the material to see if it was true and he wrote down the facts. Of course he has also been called the father of lies! The description of countries, seas, rivers and mountains in Herodotus' Histories have been used to create maps.

http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/AncientWebPages/109.html
http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/AncientWebPages/109mono.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herodotus


Roman Map of the world. Orbis Terrarum. 20AD. 
East at the Top.
The meditteranean sea and Italy/Rome close to center of map.
Note the river Nile rising in the mountains of Africa and flowing through Egypt to the Nile Delta.

http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/AncientWebPages/118mono.html

Ancient Roman Map. Tabula Peutingeriana

This ancient roman map is a small section of the famous Tabula Peutingeriana: An ancient Roman map of the Roman Empire. Rome in center of map. Roman roads (Via Appia, e.t.c.) leading from Rome. The map is distorted like a london underground map.
Ancient Roman map of the empireThis ancient roman map is a small section of the famous Tabula Peutingeriana: An ancient Roman 
You have to visit wikipedia to see the full thing:

http://www.mariamilani.com/rome_maps/ancient_roman_map.htm
http://www.mariamilani.com/rome_maps/Roman_Empire_Maps.htm


Ptolemy's map of the World. 100AD to 15th century
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptolemy
Ptolemy was Greek. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, He was a scientist and worked on mathematics, astronomy and geography among other things. His work on geography was recorded in a work called the Geographia. The Geographia is a collection of Greco-Roman geographic knowledge of the world and a description of how to make an accurate map. Ptolemy created a mathematically accurate map projection. He assigned co-ordinates to every place and projected the features from the world globe on to the map. His maps and tables were copied until the 15th century with both errors and improvements being made by the copiers. The latest Ptolemic maps we have are from the later medieval copies.  
File:Claudius Ptolemy- The World.jpg
What a real 12th century copy of a Ptolemaic map looks like:
http://www.henry-davis.com/MAPS/AncientWebPages/119.html
Ptolemy's map of Ireland:
http://irisharchaeology.ie/2011/11/roman-contacts-with-ireland/


Mappa Mundi. Medieval European maps of the world.
Any medieval European map of the world in a circular style is called a Mappa Mundi.
Of course at this time maps originally from Roman maps, Ptolemy projection style maps and others were in books and were being copied. The Mappa Mundi were stylised circular maps. With North or East on the top. Often with religious or other mythical imagery included.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mappa_mundi
There are several distict types of mappa mundi:

  • Zonal maps - zones from North to South: Arctic, Europe/Asia, Africa, Antipodes and Antartica
  • Tripartite or "T-O" maps - with a division of Asia(the East) on Top and Europe and Africa (the North and South) below
  • Quadripartite maps - like T-O maps adding in the Antipodes.
  • Complex maps - with same layout as T-O and Quadripartite maps but with considerable more detail



Medieval Islam Map example
South is to the top of the map.
See the river Nile rising in the mountains and flowing through Egypt ot the Nile Delta.
The center of the map was the area best known to the map makers.
This one style seems quite like the complex mappa mundi.
File:1154 world map by Moroccan cartographer al-Idrisi for king Roger of Sicily.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geography_and_cartography_in_medieval_Islam#Mathematical_geography_and_geodesy


Some fun with medieval map monsters. Hic svnt Dracones!
http://www.oshermaps.org/education/K12-lesson-plans/medieval-maps-and-monsters
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/artsales/4986559/400-year-old-map-collection-for-sale.html
http://www.google.ie/search?q=Islandia+map+monsters&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X


Eventually . . .
old-world-map.jpg (1599×919)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_p2KqxkFzn6A/S_ul-EIE8UI/AAAAAAAAAI0/nXc0GLsqSkA/s1600/old-world-map.jpg





Tuesday, 1 October 2013

A HTML intro intro . . . in html pointing to w3schools tutorials

This document can be seen as HTML here: github/HTML_intro_intro.html

The HTML itself is legible.
Summary:
Visit this page or read the HTML.
Follow steps 1. basic html 2. html standard reading and 3. html5 canvas
https://rawgithub.com/Gaoithe/stuff/master/HTML_intro_intro.html

GIST:

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Glencullen MDS renamed to Glencullen Dundrum MDS


Glencullen Musical and Dramatic Society are now known as Glencullen
Dundrum MDS 
Website changed also: http://glencullendundrum.com/

http://gmds.ie/
Yay "Glencullen Musical" or "Dundrum Musical" in google finds gmds.ie.
gmds.ie bounces to new website.
http://www.google.ie/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=dundrum+musical
http://www.google.ie/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=glencullen+musical

Upcoming show:
http://www.milltheatre.ie/shows/me-and-my-girl

AIMS website event
http://aims.ie/events_shows_details.php?id=1875

Presented By:Glencullen Musical & Dramatic Society
Dates:03/12/2013 - 07/12/2013
Curtain:20:00
Venue:Mill Theatre, Dundrum, Dublin
Booking Number:01 2969340
Director:Helen McCann
Musical Director:The Doc
Choreographer:Nicole
Contact Name:
Contact Email:glencullen.musical@gmail.com
Ticket Prices:18/15 euros

Set in the late 1930s, the musical tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman who learns that he is the rather unlikely 14th Earl of Hareford. His newly discovered relatives and the local gentry however are not amused! Music by Noel Gay, and words adapted by Stephen Fry, Me and My Girl is full of catchy tunes, corny jokes and lashings of lively dancing. The show features familiar favourites such as The Lambeth Walk and The Sun Has Got His Hat On.
Glencullen Musical and Dramatic Society are now known as Glencullen Dundrum MDS


Friday, 20 September 2013

Some animal pretend cub scout games

Creating a game variant:  
Basket-ball training but with animal actions to stimulate the imagination more.
Animal-pretend games are great fun.


Basketball training 'suicide'. Very energetic. 
3 lines. Chalk. Cones. 
Run to called line, touch with hand and back. 
Listen for instruction. 
Wait for 'go'. 
Multiples. E.g. 3 1 2. Add animal, action. When touch line bark or miaow or howl or sing eeee or say the alphabet a letter when touch line. . . Walking and talking like a duck. 2. 3. Go. like a dog. Like a crab. Seal. Rabbit. Cat. Carrot!? Hopping. Jumping. Singing a song. Chanting x x x x. Snake. Frog. Bird flapping. Fish. Dinosaur. Spider. Alligator. Pirate. Pirate with a peg leg. Fireman. Policeman. Reaching for the sky. Motorbike style. Cyclist style. Mountain rescue. Cowboy. Indian. Banker?teacher?astronomer. Bear Grylls. Doing the CONGA! Holding hands. Wheelbarrow! Piggy back! Camel. Chinese dragon. Ballerina style. Pirrouetting and pliéing. Riverdance style. Star jumps. Side jumps. Long stretch steps. Rolling like a log. Guitar. Sax drums. Trumpet. Harp. Blind. In fog. Just after climbing off a roundabout. After a 10 mile horse ride.

https://sites.google.com/a/qacubscouts.org/main/dens/bear/schedule/role-resposibilities/nature-games
Animal pretend. In a circle . . .
(imagine an animal, act the animal, the others have to guess, the guesser does the next pretend)

Find a mate // Farmyard // Birds of a Feather.
Cards with names of animals, each animal in 2 times, cubs pick card, then act and sound like their animal, must find their match.

Sense. Noisy! Cards. Animal or instrument, something that makes noise. Cubs draw card. Then make noise and have to find their match.

Lost in the Jungle
The animals in the jungle have lost their memories and forgotten their names.
Pick animal card. Must describe animal without using name. Other cubs guess.


Fizz Buzz,
3 and 5 multiples
 1 2 buzz 4 fizz buzz 7 8 buzz fizz 11 buzz 13 14 buzz-fizz 16 17 buzz 19 fizz buzz 22 . . .
or
3 and 5 multiples or digit appearance
 1 2 buzz 4 fizz buzz 7 8 buzz fizz 11 buzz buzz 14 buzz-fizz 16 17 buzz 19 fizz buzz 22 . . .
or other variants ..

http://www.thedump.scoutscan.com/games4cubs.pdf


http://www.boyscouttrail.com/content/game/show-games-cubscouts.asp


http://www.retiredscouter.com/resource_games.html
http://www.retiredscouter.com/applause/applause_cheers_p.html
lots of applause/cheers!

Great Big Moose scout campfire song (or Crazy Moose)

Had a great campfile last weekend with Balally scouts.
My first time being one of the people standing up between fire and audience singing a few songs.
Great fun! Phil, Stevo, Adam and James. @ glencamp 2.0 Balally 137th. No Bananas in the Sky, Button factory Joe. Heads, shoulders, knees and toes, Campfire's burning. 
Indian hand clap. Seal of approval.

One of the Beavers was singing the great big moose song before the campfire. Mixing up the lyrics alot but brilliant actions. She gave it a go at the campfire too. She has moved up to cubs now.

Another girl who is not even in Beavers yet gave a fantastic rendition of "crinkle crinkle little star". Mega stuff.

Scouts did we're going on a bear hunt.

Great Big Moose song (or Crazy Moose)
(audience repeats after leader)

There was a great big moose (there was a great big moose)
Who liked to drink a lot of juice (who liked to drink a lot of juice)
There was a GREAT BIG  moose (there was a GREAT BIG moose)
Who liked to drink a lot of juice (who liked to drink a lot of juice)

Chorus
Singing way-oh, way oh (singing way-oh, way-oh)
Way-oh, way-oh, way-oh, way (way-oh, way-oh, way-oh, way)
Way-oh, way oh (way-oh, way-oh)
Way-oh, way-oh, way-oh, way (way-oh, way-oh, way-oh, way)

The moose's name was Fred.
He liked to drink his juice in bed.

He drank his juice with care,
But he spilled some in his hair.
He spilled some on the sofa
He spilled some on the TV
He spilled some EVERYWHERE

Now he’s a sticky moose.
A moose covered in juice.

All his hair went stiff.
So he combed it in a quiff.

His friends began to laugh.
So he had to take a bath.

As the water went down,
Fred the moose began to drown.
Singing glug-glug-glug-glug

Now let's all count to five.

Fred the moose is back alive.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Temporarily ignore some files with subversion. global-ignores, svn:ignore property and bash functions to add and remove elements from global-ignores

How might we temporarily ignore some files with subversion.
e.g. when doing a particular type of merge or svn diff/status

There is not an svn command-line option to do this.
Setting svn:ignore property on directory would work, but it is easier to put in a temporary global ignore.


Setting svn:ignore property on directory would work, but ...
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.7/svn.advanced.props.special.ignore.html
svn propedit svn:ignore .

It is easier to put in a temporary global ignore.
http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.7/svn.advanced.confarea.html
edit your ~/.subversion/config file, uncomment and change the global-ignores list
global-ignores = *.o *.log
Some bash functions so adding and removing these global ignores can be automated:

function svnAddToGlobalIgnores {
 SVNGI=$(grep global-ignores ~/.subversion/config  |grep -v ^#)
 if [[ "$SVNGI" == "" ]] ; then
    echo "" >> ~/.subversion/config
    echo "global-ignores = $*" >> ~/.subversion/config
 else
    sed -ibak "s/^\(global-ignores.*\)$/\1 $*/" ~/.subversion/config
 fi
 grep global-ignores ~/.subversion/config
}
function svnRmFromGlobalIgnores {
 SVNGI=$(grep global-ignores ~/.subversion/config  |grep -v ^#)
 if [[ "$SVNGI" == "" ]] ; then
    echo "nothing to do"
 else
    for f in $*; do 
        sed -irmbak "s/^\(global-ignores.*\)$f\(.*\)$/\1\2/" ~/.subversion/config
    done
 fi
 grep global-ignores ~/.subversion/config
}

Usage:
svnAddToGlobalIgnores ReleaseNotes.txt ReleaseDiff.log modulerelease.tcl
svn merge $SVNREINT $SVNURLFROM
svnRmFromGlobalIgnores ReleaseNotes.txt ReleaseDiff.log modulerelease.tcl

Friday, 2 August 2013

New website done by Carly and John for Inner West Children's Occupational Therapy


New website done by and for Carly Coleman in Sydney. Nice image of Aiden used in the logo.

Now, how do we tell Google, Yahoo e.t.c about new website?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Search_engine_optimization#Getting_indexed
Links from other places on the internet will increase your rankings ...
Google and others webcrawlers will pick up info on site.
You can add tags to your site to help google/yahoo/others and ...
For google you can add your site and tell google a bit about it using Google webmaster tools. 
Go here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en
login with your google/gmail account or sign up for one
Put in a link to your site from other websites where the business is already listed if you can. See Google+ pops up ahttps://plus.google.com/109810618811086878423/about?gl=ie&hl=en page for your business. Anyone can edit and submit info like website address. You can take that Google+ page over (Manage this page button) and fill in more info.

Inner West Children's Occupational Therapy - About - Google+plus.google.com

Manually submit site to the Yahoo Directory and the Open Directory Projecthttp://www.dmoz.org/

Monday, 10 June 2013

bench fixed s/old rotten wood/new painted wood/

Bench fixed. Rotten wood taken off a while ago, this weekend plank obtained, sawn and drilled and stained. Assembled this eve before the threatened rain. Fionn painted chairs and table. Chair arms fixed too, loose and rusted bolts cut off and replaced. Shiny. Ready for rain and for when nice weather comes back.
weekend fun with tools.

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Small Town Boy song - Bronksi Beat (via looking up "Jacky" song)


Small town boy - Bronski Beat

When looking up the song "Jacky" Marc Almond I came across this song again. I always found it very hard to listen to lyrics in a song. When I was younger most song meanings escaped me completely. Now with wikipedia + youtube I can get song lyrics, meanings, chords, background of bands and singers ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smalltown_Boy
http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/b/bronski_beat/small_town_boy_crd_900053id_08122009date.htm
Small Town Boy Chords by Bronski Beat


Intro: Cm,Bb,Fm,D#


Cm

You leave in the morning

       Bb

With everything you own

      Fm            D#

In a little black case

Cm

Alone on a platform

     Bb

The wind and the rain

      Fm            D#

On a sad and lonely face





Mother will never understand

Why you had to leave

But the answers you seek

Will never be found at home

The love that you need

Will never be found at home



   Cm                   Bb                    Fm    D#

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.



Pushed around and kicked around

Always a lonely boy

You were the one

That they'd talk about around town

As they put you down



And as hard as they would try

They'd hurt to make you cry

But you never cried to them

Just to your soul

No you never cried to them

Just to your soul



Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.



Cry , boy, cry...



You leave in the morning

With everything you own

In a little black case

Alone on a platform

The wind and the rain

On a sad and lonely face



Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.

Run away, turn away, run away, turn away, run away.


Pet Shop Boys - West End Girls - more from the electronic pop era




Again when younger, I hadn't a clue.
"In a West End town, a dead end world" I heard as "In a West End town, in Danworth".
He does have to sing that bit quite fast.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_End_Girls

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Waste_Land
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1321 http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1321/1321-h/1321-h.htm

"T.S. Eliot’s cultural clusterfuck and middle finger to the stripped-down simplicity of the Imagists."
"The style is often described as “fragmented” or collage-like. This kind of fragmentation, as variously practiced by Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, and others, was one of the defining features of Modernist poetry in English."
"Inspired in part by James Joyce’s Ulysses" "Eliot wanted to write a poem structured around an even more timeless story: that of the vegetation deity," (The Fisher King?) "which dies and reincarnates according to the seasons and their associated fertility. Eliot applies this scheme to modern life, with “fertility” corresponding roughly to “sexual passion” or “lust for life.”"
Annotated/Commented Waste Land: 
http://rapgenius.com/Ts-eliot-the-waste-land-lyrics#note-853067
http://rapgenius.com/Ts-eliot-notes-on-the-waste-land-lyrics


Pet Shop Boys West End Girls Lyrics
Songwriters: TENNANT, NEIL / LOWE, CHRISTOPHER
(....forever)

Sometimes you're better off dead
There's gun in your hand and it's pointing at your head
You think you're mad, too unstable
Kicking in chairs and knocking down tables
In a restaurant in a West End town
Call the police, there's a madman around
Running down underground to a dive bar
In a West End town

In a West End town, a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls
In a West End town, a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls
West End girls

Too many shadows, whispering voices
Faces on posters, too many choices
If, when, why, what?
How much have you got?
Have you got it, do you get it, if so, how often?
And which do you choose, a hard or soft option?
(How much do you need?)

In a West End town, a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls
In a West End town, a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls
West End girls
West End girls

(How much do you need?)

In a West End town, a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls
Oooh West End town, a dead end world
East End boys, West End Girls
West End girls

You've got a heart of glass or a heart of stone
Just you wait 'til I get you home
We've got no future, we've got no past
Here today, built to last
In every city, in every nation
>From Lake Geneva to the Finland station
(How far have you been?)

In a West End town, a dead end world
The East End boys and West End girls
A West End town, a dead end world
East End Boys, West End girls
West End girls

West End girls

West End girls
(How far have you been?)

Girls
East End boys
And West End girls
And West End girls
(... forever)
And West End girls
(How far have you been?)

East End boys
The West End girls
The West End boys
And West End girls

The West End girls
The West End boys
The West End girls

La Chanson de Jacky. Jacques Brel. "Jacky" song lyrics, Marc Almond version, Jacques Brel version, translation, ...


I came across this song again after following the tour of David McWilliams "Days of Pearly Spencer" - Marc Almond - Amsterdam - Jacques Brel. And - who would have thought it! - it's about Jacques Brel and written by Jacques Brel and this version from a whole musical show about Brel ("Jacques Brel is alive and well and living in Paris"). 

When I was younger I loved the sound of this song. Though I was never that into music. Music was John's thing. it was too cool for me. Again I had no clue who/what the song was about, who wrote it, who sang it, ... 


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacky_(Jacques_Brel_song)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Brel_is_Alive_and_Well_and_Living_in_Paris

http://www.songlyrics.com/jacques-brel-is-alive-and-well-and-living-in-paris-lyrics/

Living In Paris - Jackie (La chanson de Jacky) Lyrics

Artist: Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living In Paris

Songwriters: Jacques Brel, Gerard Jouannest

And if one day I should become
A singer with a Spanish bum
Who sings for women of great virtue

I'd sing to them with a guitar
I borrowed from coffee bar
Well, what you don't know doesn't hurt you

My name would be Antonio
And all my bridges I would burn
And if I gave them some they'd know
I expect something in return

I'd have to get drunk every night
To talk about virility
With some old grandmother who might
Be decked out like a Christmas tree

And tho' pink elephants I'd see
Tho' I'd be drunk as I could be
Still I would sing my song to me
About the time they called me Jackie

If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
Cute, cute, cute in a stupid-ass way

And if I joined the social whirl
Became procurer of young girls
Then I would have my own bordellos

My record would be number one
And I'd sell records by the ton
All sung by many other fellows

My name would then be Handsome Jack
And I'd sell boats of opium
Whiskey that came from Twickenham
Authentic queers and phony virgins

I'd have a bank on every finger
A finger in every country
And every country ruled by me
I still know where I'd want to be

Locked up inside my opium den
Surrounded by some Chinamen
I'd sing the song that I sang then
About the time they called me Jackie

If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one little hour
Cute, cute, cute in a stupid-ass way

Now tell me wouldn't it be nice
That if one day in paradise
I sang for all the ladies up there

And they would sing along with me
We'd be so happy there to be
'Cause down below is really nowhere

My name would then be Jupiter
And I would know where I was going
And then I would become all knowing
And my beard so long and flowing

If I became deaf dumb and blind
Because I pitied all mankind
And broke my heart to make things right
I know that every single night

When my angelic work was through
The Angels and the Devil too
Would sing my childhood song to me
About the time they called me Jackie

If I could be for only an hour
If I could be for an hour every day
If I could be for just one stinkin' hour
Cute, cute, cute in a stupid-ass way

Read more at http://www.songlyrics.com/jacques-brel-is-alive-and-well-and-living-in-paris/jackie-la-chanson-de-jacky-lyrics/#Xdiif9RmmvrBPgoD.99

And now Jacques Brel singing it:  "Beau beau beau et con à la fois"
*  Artist: Jacques Brel
*  Song: La Chanson de Jacky
Read more at http://lyricstranslate.com/en/la-chanson-de-jacky-jackys-song.html#CAixvLv50rjZAkOR.99

French
La Chanson de Jacky

Même si un jour à Knocke-le-Zoute
Je deviens comme je le redoute
Chanteur pour femmes finissantes
Même si je leur chante "Mi Corazon"
Avec la voix bandonéante
D'un Argentin de Carcassonne
Même si on m'appelle Antonio
Que je brûle mes derniers feux
En échange de quelques cadeaux
Madame je fais ce que je peux
Même si je me saoule à l'hydromel
Pour mieux parler de virilité
A des mémères décorées
Comme des arbres de Noël

Je sais que dans ma saoulographie
Chaque nuit pour des éléphants roses
Je chanterai la chanson morose
Celle du temps où je m'appelais Jacky

(refrain)
Être une heure une heure seulement
Être une heure une heure quelquefois
Être une heure rien qu'une heure durant
Beau beau beau et con à la fois

Même si un jour à Macao
Je deviens gouverneur de tripot
Cerclé de femmes languissantes
Même si lassé d'être chanteur
J'y sois devenu maître chanteur
Et que ce soit les autres qui chantent
Même si on m'appelle le beau Serge
Que je vende des bateaux d'opium
Du whisky de Clermont-Ferrand
De vrais pédés de fausses vierges
Que j'aie une banque à chaque doigt
Et un doigt dans chaque pays
Et que chaque pays soit à moi
Je sais quand même que chaque nuit
Tout seul au fond de ma fumerie
Pour un public de vieux Chinois
Je rechanterai ma chanson à moi
Celle du temps où je m'appelais Jacky

(refrain)

Même si un jour au paradis
Je deviens comme j'en serais surpris
Chanteur pour femmes à ailes blanches
Même si je leur chante alléluia
En regrettant le temps d'en bas
Où c'est pas tous les jours dimanche
Même si on m'appelle Dieu le Père
Celui qui est dans l'annuaire
Entre Dieulefit et Dieu vous garde
Même si je me laisse pousser la barbe
Même si toujours trop bonne pomme
Je me crève le coeur et le pur esprit
A vouloir consoler les hommes
Je sais quand même que chaque nuit
J'entendrai dans mon paradis
Les anges les saints et Lucifer
Me chanter la chanson de naguère
Celle du temps où je m'appelais Jacky.

(refrain)
Please translate this song from French into English.
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English
Jacky's song

Even if one day in Knokke-le-Zoute*
I become as I dread to
A singer for women drawing to an end
Even if I sing "Mi Corazon" to them
With a bandoneoning** voice
Of an Argentine from Carcassone***
Even if I'm called Antonio
That I burn down my last fires
In exchange for some presents
Madam, I do what I can
Even if I get drunk on mead
To talk better about virility
To grannies adorned
Like Chritsmas trees

I know that in my drunkography
Every night for pink elephants
I'll be singing the gloomy song
About the days when my name was Jacky

(chorus)
Being one hour, just one hour
Being one hour, one hour sometimes
Being one hour, just for one hour
Handsome, handsome, handsome and stupid at the same time

Even if one day in Macau
I become governor of a gambling joint
Surrounded by yearning women
Even if, tired of being a singer,
I became blackmailer there
And that it's the others who sing
Even if I'm called Handsome Serge
That I sell boats of opium
Whisky from Clermont-Ferrand****
Real faggots, fake virgins
That I have a bank round each finger
And a finger in each country
And that each country is mine
I still know that every night
All alone at the far end of my den
For an audience of old Chinese people
I'll sing my own song again
About the days when my name was Jacky

(chorus)

Even if one day in heaven
I become as I would be surprised to
A singer for white-winged women
Even if I sing hallelujah to them
Regretting the days when I was down there
Where it's not everyday Sunday
Even if they call me God the Father
The one who's in the phone book
Between Dieulefit* and God bless you
Even if I grow a beard
Even if, always too good-natured,
I break my heart and my sheer mind
Wanting to comfort people
I still know that every night
I'll hear in my paradise
The angels, the saints and Lucifer
Singing to me this old time song
About the days when my name was Jacky.

(chorus)
Author's comment:

*town in Belgium
**bandoneon = Argentinian music instrument
***Southern French town
****French town
**French town, meaning "God did/made it"

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Jackie
(Brel/Jouannest/Shuman)

         Intro:  Gm Dm x4


         Verse 1


         Gm         Dm             Gm            Dm             Gm
         And if one day I should become a singer with a Spanish bum

                       Dm             Gm    Dm
         Who sings for women of great virtue

         Gm          Dm             Gm               Dm            Gm
         I'd sing to them with a guitar I'd borrowed from a coffee bar

                        Dm                 Gm       Dm
         Well, what you don't know doesn't hurt you!

         G                     Gmaj7                         Gmaj6
         My name would be Antonio and all my bridges I would burn

                                          Gmaj7 G                        Am  D Am D
         And when I gave them some they'd know I'd expect something in return

         Am                          Am(maj7)                   Am7
         I'd have to get drunk every night and talk about virility

                                     Am6                                  B7
         With some old Grandmama who might be decked out like a Christmas tree

         Em              Bm            Em                 Bm               Em
         And though pink elephants I'd see, though I'd be drunk as I could be

                       Bm              Em           Am7                 G
         Still I would sing my song to me about the time they called me Jackie



         Chorus


                    G Gmaj7        Gmaj6 Gmaj7
         If I could be for only an hour

                    G         Gmaj7      Am  D
         If I could be for an hour every day

                    Am     Am(maj7)        Am7  Am6
         If I could be for just one little hour

                D                          Gm Dm Gm Dm
         A cute cute in a stupid-assed way



         Verse 2


         Gm       Dm                Gm               Dm             Gm
         And if I joined the social world, became procurer of young girls

                      Dm             Gm    Dm
         Then I would have my own bordellos

         Gm        Dm              Gm               Dm             Gm
         My record would be number one and I'd sell records by the ton

                     Dm         Gm     Dm
         All sung by many other fellows

         G                              Gmaj7                         Gmaj6
         My name would then be Handsome Jack and I'd sell boats of opium

                                     Gmaj7 G                             Am7 D  Am7 D
         Whisky that came from Twickenham,   authentic queers and phoney virgins

         Am                      Am(maj7)                          Am7
         If I had banks on every finger, a finger in every country

                                          Am6                       B7
         And all the countries ruled by me I'd still know where I'd want to be

         Em          Bm            Em             Bm           Em
         Locked up inside my opium den surrounded by some Chinamen

                      Bm               Em             Am7                 G
         I'd sing the song that I sang then about the time they called me Jackie


         repeat chorus



         Verse 3


         Gm          Dm             Gm               Dm         Gm
         Now tell me wouldn't it be nice that if one day in Paradise

                      Dm             Gm       Dm
         I'd sing for all the ladies up there

         Gm             Dm              Gm             Dm            Gm
         And they would sing along with me, we'd be so happy, that'd be

                     Dm            Gm     Dm
         'Cos down below is really nowhere

         G                       Gmaj7                            Gmaj6
         And if my name were Juniper and I would know where I was going

                            Gmaj7                    G             Am7 D  Am7 D
         And I would become all-knowing, my beard so very long and flowing

         Am                         Am(maj7)                      Am7
         If I became deaf, dumb and blind because I pitied all mankind

                                           Am6
         And broke my heart to make things right

                             B7
         I'd know that every single night

         Em        Bm             Em                 Bm            Em
         When my angelic work was through the angels and the Devil too

                       Bm                Em           Am7                 G
         Would sing my childhood song to me about the time they called me Jackie


         repeat chorus


         Gm Dm x4 end on G