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Paroles et musique : Georges Moustaki
(c) 1969 ditions Musicales Continentales Intersong
1Voil c'que c'est, mon vieux Joseph
Que d'avoir pris la plus jolie
Parmi les filles de Galile
Celle qu'on appelait Marie
2Tu aurais pu, mon vieux Joseph
Prendre Sarah ou Dborah
Et rien ne serait arriv
Mais tu as prfr Marie
3Tu aurais pu, mon vieux Joseph
Rester chez toi, tailler ton bois
Plutt que d'aller t'exiler
Et te cacher avec Marie
4Tu aurais pu, mon vieux Joseph
Faire des petits avec Marie
Et leur apprendre ton mtier
Comme ton pre te l'avait appris
5Pourquoi a-t-il fallu, Joseph
Que ton enfant, cet innocent
Ait eu ces tranges ides
Qui ont tant fait pleurer Marie
6Parfois je pense toi, Joseph
Mon pauvre ami, lorsque l'on rit
De toi qui n'avais demand
Qu' vivre heureux avec Marie

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