upon the Sorbonne"
Notes on the text
(by John McGivering)
We’re public guardians bold but wary,See also Max Rives' notes on Souvenirs of France.
And of ourselves we take good care
To risk our precious lives we're chary
When danger threatens we're not there
But when we see a helpless woman
Or little boys who do no harm
We run them in, we run them in
To show them we're the beaux gendarmes...