Ma mère voici le temps venu
D`aller prier pour mon salut
Mathilde est revenue
Bougnat tu peux garder ton vin
Ce soir je boirai mon chagrin
Mathilde est revenue
Toi la servante toi la Maria
Vaudrait peut-être mieux changer nos draps
Mathilde est revenue
Mes amis ne me laissez pas
Ce soir je repars au combat
Maudite Mathilde puisque te v`là

Mon cœur mon cœur ne t`emballe pas
Fais comme si tu ne savais pas
Que la Mathilde est revenue
Mon cœur arrête de répéter
Qu`elle est plus belle qu`avant l`été
La Mathilde qui est revenue
Mon cœur arrête de bringuebaler
Souviens-toi qu`elle t`a déchiré
La Mathilde qui est revenue
Mes amis ne me laissez pas
Dites-moi dites-moi qu`il ne faut pas
Maudite Mathilde puisque te v`là

Et vous mes mains restez tranquilles
C`est un chien qui nous revient de la ville
Mathilde est revenue
Et vous mes mains ne frappez pas
Tout ça ne vous regarde pas
Mathilde est revenue
Et vous mes mains ne tremblez plus
Souvenez-vous quand je vous pleurais dessus
Mathilde est revenue
Vous mes mains ne vous ouvrez pas
Vous mes bras ne vous tendez pas
Sacrée Mathilde puisque te v`là

Ma mère arrête tes prières
Ton Jacques retourne en enfer
Mathilde m`est revenue
Bougnat apporte-nous du vin
Celui des noces et des festins
Mathilde m`est revenue
Toi la servante toi la Maria
Va tendre mon grand lit de draps
Mathilde m`est revenue
Amis ne comptez plus sur moi
Je crache au ciel encore une fois
Ma belle Mathilde puisque te v`là te v`là


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    TranslationThis English translation is from lyricstranslate.com:

    My mother, here, the time has come
    For you to pray for my salvation
    Mathilde's come back
    Bougnat, you can keep your wine
    Tonight I'll drink my grief
    Mathilde's come back
    You, the servant, you, the Maria
    It'd be worthy perhaps to change the sheets
    Mathilde's come back
    My friends, don't leave me, no
    Tonight I'm returning to the combat
    Accursed Mathilde, for you're here

    My heart, my heart, don't go wild
    Act as if you didn't know
    That the Mathilde has come back
    My heart, stop repeating
    That she's more beautiful than before the summer
    The Mathilde that has come back
    My heart, stop shaking about
    Remind yourself that she tore you up
    The Mathilde that has come back
    My friends, don't leave me, no
    Tell me, tell me that it's not not necessary
    Accursed Mathilde, for you're here

    And you, my hands, stay calm
    It's a dog that's coming back to us from the city
    Mathilde's come back
    And you my hands, don't thwack around
    All of this does not concern you
    Mathilde's come back
    And you my hands, do not tremble anymore
    Remind yourselves how I cried on you
    Mathilde's come back
    You my hands, do not open yourselves
    You my arms, do not stretch yourselves
    Sacred Mathilde, for you're here

    My mother, stop your prayers
    Your Jacques is returning to hell
    Mathilde's come back to me
    Bougnat, bring us wine
    That of weddings and feasts
    Mathilde's come back to me
    You the servant, you the Maria
    Go change the sheets of my big bed
    Mathilde's come back to me
    Friends, don't count on me anymore
    I'm spitting on the heavens yet again
    My beautiful Mathilde, for you're here, you're here!
    epiwooshon November 10, 2013   Link
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    TranslationThis is another example of Brel's uncanny ability to put feelings into words in ways that are surprising but so true that they hit you in the gut. His exhilaration and sometimes conflicted feelings about the return of his accursed Mathilde are just so palpable here.
    epiwooshon November 10, 2013   Link

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