Now playing on my French song playlist

Title: Et je t’aime tellement
Songwriters: Don McLean, Claude François
Performed by: Claude François

Lyrics I like:

Et je t’aime tellement
On me demande comment
J’ai pu vivre seul
Je leur dis : « Je n’ sais pas »

Le temps a passé
Les choses ont changé
Et je ne sais plus très bien
Où j’en suis aujourd’hui


And I love you so much
I am asked how
I could live alone
I tell them: “I don’t know”

Time has passed
Things have changed
And I don’t really know anymore
Where I am today

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When I was growing up, I remember how my Dad loved to sing a cappella, frequently mimicking the voices of legends, Tony Bennett and Frank Sinatra.

One of his favorite songs was “And I Love You So” which he’d sing so often that I believed it was just a song he’d made up!

I was mistaken, of course, as the Don McLean song was a hit in the 1970s for dozens of artists, including Harry Belafonte, Perry Como, Julio Iglesias (“Yo te quiero así”), Nana Mouskouri, Elvis Presley, and Helen Reddy.

Recently, I was pleased to learn about renditions in additional languages, like French!

Although the lyrics may be different, the song’s poignant melody conjures up memories of my Dad’s singing. 🎶

I like to listen to songs en français, so I won’t forget the French I learned in school!

Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead.