Bayeux

Your bell towers reach towards the sky

In the middle of a magic summer eve

Your astonishing cathedral

Stands grandly out of the past

Bayeux

Surrounded by mystifying monasteries

Your Episcopal palace illuminates

Your medieval lines and your grandeur

Welcomed by a night waltz

A legendary tapestry

Relates the rise of a Normand

Turned king of England

One William the Conqueror

Bayeux

Historical city full of splendor

At the heart of our Normandy

Your glory is recognized everywhere

From century to century to the present

First French town liberated

Bayeux honors every year

The courageous veterans

The great liberators

Bayeux

Ring the bells, ring in peace

English is heard on your streets

Resounding the light of your past

And a newborn fraternity

Ring the bells, ring in peace

Proclaimed by De Gaulle himself

Expressing the shared joy

Of this reclaimed liberty

The prayer of an unknow G.I.

I was on a beach in France,

Where we had all disembarked

Under a hail of fire

When a bullet mowed me down.

I am in Omaha. In Omaha,

Think of me!

So my soul rose up to Thee,

My God, and I thought of my wife

And the new-born baby

That I had left behind.

I am in Omaha. In Omaha,

Think of me!

After many years here

In this vast cemetery,

Here you are, my much-loved son.

That was my single hope.

I am in Omaha. In Omaha,

Think of me!

Dad, I am so proud of you.

Mum wept so often, thinking of you;

We often talk of your battle-field exploits.

Dad, I miss you terribly, you know.

I am in Omaha. In Omaha,

I think of you!

I am in Omaha. In Omaha,

I think of you!

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