Wednesday, March 22, 2006

La Mer

As soon as I posted yesterday's blog, the song came to my mind. Did you know that "Beyond the Sea" is a translation of a French song by Charles Trenet, called - you've guessed - "La Mer"
I was never a big Charles Trenet fan, except for that song, as we learned it in primary school (I guess Madame Barte was a fan)
If you ask nicely, I will sing that song too.
Here are the lyrics:

La mer
Qu'on voit danser le long des golfes clairs
A des reflets d'argent
La mer
Des reflets changeants
Sous la pluie

La mer
Au ciel d'été confond
Ses blancs moutons
Avec les anges si purs
La mer bergère d'azur
Infinie

Voyez
Pres des étangs
Ces grands roseaux mouillés
Voyez
Ces oiseaux blancs
Et ces maisons rouillées

La mer
Les a bercés
Le long des golfes clairs
Et d'une chanson d'amour
La mer
A bercé mon coeur pour la vie

You'll find some of his songs on the French Amazon web site. Here is a link to one of the albums.

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