My (only slightly late) Christmas gift to you, to be sung to the tune of “Winter Wonderland”:
In the house, French is spoken.
A maquis’s a bar.
Can you guess where you are?
You’re walking in a Ouaga Wonderland.
Donkeys bray, are you listenin’?
On your plate, tô is glist’nin’
It’s hot - don’t need coats.
Don’t need reindeer - got goats
Walking in a Ouaga Wonderland
The smoke’s so thick, can Santa find his way?
If he’s lost, we’ll find it quite disturbing
Because we’ll all get zip on Christmas Day.
To Chrismas shop in
There’s just market stalls,
‘Cause we ain’t got malls
Walking in a Ouaga Wonderland.