More examples of French songs (#3)

The page contains some of the songs mentioned on the main page FrenchSongs.

(this page under construction)

 
 The songs    What the lyrics mean.....
C....l....i....c....k...... ....o....n....... t.....h....e........ t....i....t....t....l....e........ t....o..... ...l....i....s...t....e....n.... ...t....o........ t....h....e........ ...s....o....n....g....----------------------------->
Le plat pays .... by Jacques Brel (1960s)   Click The flat country .... Jacques Brel, who was Belgian, evokes his country with tenderness
J'ai deux amours ... by Josephine Baker (1930s)   Click I have two loves ..... my country and Paris (Josephine Baker was an extremely popular American dancer and singer in Paris in the 1920-1930s)
Les feuilles mortes .... by Yves Montand (1960s)   Click The falling leaves .... memorie and regrets are like falling leaves, taken away by the wind
Petit papa Noël ... by Tino Rossi (1930s)   Click Dear Santa Claus (literally : Little Father Christmas) ... when you come down from haven, please do not forget my little shoe ... although quite outdated in its style, this song is the most largely sold song in France, every year for Christmas

La mer ...... by Charles Trenet (1940s)

 

Click The sea... a poetic and highly melodic declaration of the love of a poet for the sea

Warning ! Please don't ask for the lyrics in English. My page on French songs has between six and seven million hits per year : I can't answer specific questions. Try to find the lyrics in French (I give several very useful links) and try to translate them......

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Harriet Welty Rochefort writes articles and books about France and the French. Order her books:

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