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Monique Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English (127* d) RE: Lyr Add: Mudcat singaround songs NOT in English 23 Feb 21


Barbara, born Monique Andrée Serf (1930-1997) was a well-known French singer and songwriter. "Göttingen" is one of her most well-known songs along with "L'aigle noir", "Une petite cantate", "Dis, quand reviendras-tu"...
GÖTTINGEN (French)

Bien sûr, ce n'est pas la Seine,
Ce n'est pas le bois de Vincennes,
Mais c'est bien joli tout de męme,
Ā Göttingen, ā Göttingen.

Pas de quais et pas de rengaines
Qui se lamentent et qui se traînent,
Mais l'amour y fleurit quand męme,
Ā Göttingen, ā Göttingen.

Ils savent mieux que nous, je pense,
L'histoire de nos rois de France,
Herman, Peter, Helga et Hans,
Ā Göttingen.

Et que personne ne s'offense,
Mais les contes de notre enfance,
"Il était une fois" commence
Ā Göttingen.

Bien sûr nous, nous avons la Seine
Et puis notre bois de Vincennes,
Mais Dieu que les roses sont belles
Ā Göttingen, ā Göttingen.

Nous, nous avons nos matins blęmes
Et l'âme grise de Verlaine,
Eux c'est la mélancolie męme,
Ā Göttingen, ā Göttingen.

Quand ils ne savent rien nous dire,
Ils restent lā ā nous sourire
Mais nous les comprenons quand męme,
Les enfants blonds de Göttingen.

Et tant pis pour ceux qui s'étonnent
Et que les autres me pardonnent,
Mais les enfants ce sont les męmes,
Ā Paris ou ā Göttingen.

Ô faites que jamais ne revienne
Le temps du sang et de la haine
Car il y a des gens que j'aime,
Ā Göttingen, ā Göttingen.

Et lorsque sonnerait l'alarme,
S'il fallait reprendre les armes,
Mon cœur verserait une larme
Pour Göttingen, pour Göttingen.

Mais c'est bien joli tout de męme,
Ā Göttingen, ā Göttingen.

Et lorsque sonnerait l'alarme,
S'il fallait reprendre les armes,
Mon cœur verserait une larme
Pour Göttingen, pour Göttingen
GÖTTINGEN

Of course, it's not the Seine
It's not Vincennes' wood,
But it's very pretty anyway
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

No quays and no old tunes
moaning and dragging on
But love still blossoms there
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

They know better that us, I think,
The history of the kings of France
Herman, Peter, Helga and Hans,
In Göttingen.

Let nobody get offended,
But the tales of our childhood,
"Once upon a time" starts
In Göttingen.

Of course, we have the Seine
And our Vincennes' wood,
But God, how beautiful the roses are
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

We, we have our pale mornings,
The grey soul of Verlaine,
Them, they are melancholy itself
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

When they don't have anything to say,
They stay there and smile to us
But we understand them anyway
The blond children of Göttingen.

Too bad for those who are surprised
May the others forgive me,
But children are the same,
In Paris or in Göttingen.

Oh, may the time of blood
and hatred never come back
Because there are people I love
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

And when the alarm should sound,
If we had to take up arms again
My heart would shed a tear
For Göttingen, for Göttingen.

But still, it's very pretty
In Göttingen, in Göttingen.

And when the alarm should sound,
If we had to take up arms again
My heart would shed a tear
For Göttingen, for Göttingen.
Live rendition with French and English subtitles. 1964 recording

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