G I met a girl named Gabrielle She was dressed in black and young as hell C She took me to her domicile D Invited me to stay a while G She fed me breakfast and fed me wine And later on we took the time C To explore each others areas D Em Run into a language barrier G It can be so frustrating C Am The way we insist on communicating C D But I do not parley-vous you G I don't speak French C D G But somehow I've gotten on her good side C D G Oh! I don't speak French C D G But there's only one thing on her mind. Oh I. G Voulez-vous mon ami Bonsoir, baby C Is all I know how to say right now D But you can bet I'm learning how G 'Cos where I'm from the thing to do Is to paint yourself red, white and blue C How about you? D Em Can you say you do the same thing too G I'm just your average Yankee C Am Trapped in a world of French hanky-panky C D But I do not parlez-vous you G I don't speak French C D G But I've got a shit load of Euros C D G Oh I! I don't speak French C D G But that doesn't matter to French girls. C D G Oh I. Come on! C D G C D G There's a plane on the ground at JFK C For me it waits D To carry me away to you G The things we did The things we didn't do C Oh Gabrielle D Em I learnt so much from you G You taught me how to surrender C Am Instinctual behavior from a time you don't remember C D But thank God the allies crushed the Nazis on the 6th of November G I don't speak French C D G But somehow I've gotten on a good time C D G Oh I! I don't speak French C D G But there's only one thing on her mind. C D G Oh yeah! I don't speak French C D G But that doesn't matter to French girls C D G Oh I! I don't speak French C D G 'Cos it's useless most places in the world.