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Fields of Fire

Music and Lyrics (C)Meg Davis 1980 (P) Leelanau Heritage Arts /BMI

HERE ARE THE FRENCH AND LATIN VERSES FOR "FIELDS OF FIRE"

FRENCH : L'ADVERSITE' FAIT HOMME, ET LE BONHEUR LES MONSTRES. A GENOUX ! A GENOUX ! A LA PRESSE VONT LES FOUS, A GENOUX ! A GENOUX ! A LA PRESSE VONT LES FOUS (WHISPERING: A LA LANTERNE).

TRANSLATION: ADVERSITY MAKES MEN BUT PROSPERITY MAKES MONSTERS. DOWN ON YOUR KNEES ! DOWN ON YOUR KNEES ! FOOLS FOLLOW THE CROWD (WHISPERING: TO THE LAMPOST GALLOWS)

LATIN VERSES: VAE VICTIS ! VAE VICTIS ! A MAXIMIS AD MINIMA, ANNUS LUCTUS ! ANNUS LUCTUS ! CAPUT GERAT LUPINUM ! QUALIS VITA, FINIS ITA SIC EUNT FATA HOMINUM !

TRANSLATION: WOE TO THE CONQUERED, WOE TO THE CONQUERED ! FROM THE GREATEST TO THE SMALLEST, A YEAR OF MOURNING ! A YEAR OF MOURNING ! LET HIS BE A WOLF'S HEAD ! AS A LIFE HAS BEEN SO SHALL ITS END BE, SUCH IS THE FATE OF MEN !