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DIFFERENT FORMS OF TRAGEDY 53
JTapercois la-bas . . . sous la porte . . . Le cure* lui parle sans temois . . . Sur la bascule, il faut qu'on l'porte . . . Un camarade l'appelle de loin . . . Pi, Ouit!
Y n'a pas l'temps de l'dire deux fois, On l'couche sur la chose en bois ! Tirelitipiton ! Hue done ! Aie done I L'bourreau tire le cordon; La tete, le tronc Tombent dans l'panier de son; C'que, ca s'fait vite . . .! Pi, Ouit!
She sees him stepping out of the prison door, accompanied by the priest who consoles him; he is not very courageous, he is almost carried to the scaffold. A pal, who is in the crowd, calls out to him to give him courage. In no time his head is put on the block and the knife lowered by the executioner.
In the other song, Ma T&te, — sometimes it appeared in my programs under the title L'Apache — you will see the same tragic epi­sode, the execution of UApache. The last verse describes almost in the same words the same situation; the condemned is awakened by the prison guard, who announces to him that the hour of expiation has arrived. He is








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