Annie like lollipops
Anne’s anise lollipops
Give her kisses an anise flavor
When her tongue lies only on the short stick.
She takes her legs to her body (to run off)
and goes back to the drugstore
For a few pennies
Anne gets her anise lollipops
They have the color of her big eyes
The color of happy days.
When the anise flavored barley sugar
Sinks in Annie’s throat
She is in Heaven
This is the only translation that I was able to find on the Internet. All my French friends are still sleeping.
Thanks to youtube member BEKERIANO I can offer this black and white video link of Frances Gall performing Les Sucettes.
Wait til you see the head on the thing she is stroking in her lap!
Research leads me to believe that at the tender age of 18, Frances didn’t understand the hidden meaning of the lyrics that she was singing. Wikipedia says that she hid for weeks after finding out what men were thinking as she sang the innocent song.
Well later in life Frances Gall got more control over her career and sang this hit song to the Blues legend Ella Fitzgerald. The video in the background leads me to think that she was paying homage to the African American strife going on in America at the time.
My French is terrible. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.