Monday, July 14, 2008

Happy Bastille Day!



To all our readers in France.

To celebrate France's national day, here's a video of one of my favourite chansonierres, the legendary Gilbert Becaud, singing his 1967 hit, L'Important C'Est La Rose'. I once wrote that my idea of heaven was sitting in a smoke-filled bar at 3 o'clock in the morning and hearing this song on the juke-box for the fifth time in two hours. It still is. I hope you enjoy it too.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could you please give an example of your skill in the French language...

Teresa said...

Allons enfants de la patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrivé !
Contre nous de la tyrannie
L'étendard sanglant est levé !
Entendez-vous dans les campagnes,
Mugir ces féroces soldats ?
Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras
Égorger nos fils, nos compagnes !

Aux armes, citoyens !
Formez vos bataillons !
Marchons ! Marchons !
Qu'un sang impur
Abreuve nos sillons !

Neil Clark said...

merci beaucoup, Teresa.
anonymous: Qu'est-ce que tu vas faire quand tu seras plus grand?