a brilliant morning, in a city of lovely people,

A wonderful man and a wonderful woman

Were shouting out loud,

in the middle of town:

‘Oh, my friends… I wanted her to be queen!’

‘I want to be a queen!’

She kept on laughing and trembling,

While he talked to his friends


And tribulations at an end.

They laughed and they leaned

close to one another. And, of course,

they were royal… All morning long,

when scarlet draperies hung upon all the houses,

And even in the afternoon,

When they appeared

at the edge of the gardens of palms.