Music Monday: Ne me quitte pas

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: Ne me quitte pas

Songwriter(s): Jacques Brel

Performed by: Nina Simone

Lyrics I like:

Ne me quitte pas

Je ne vais plus pleurer

Je ne vais plus parler

Je me cacherai là

À te regarder danser et sourire et

À t’écouter chanter et puis rire

Translation:

Don’t leave me

I won’t cry anymore

I won’t speak anymore

I would hide there

To watch you dance and smile and

To listen to you sing and then laugh

🎶

Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead.

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Music Monday: Marieke

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: Marieke

Songwriter(s): Jacques Brel, Gérard Jouannest

Performed by: Jacques Brel

Lyrics I like:

Ay Marieke, Marieke, le soir souvent

Entre les tours de Bruges et Gand

Ay Marieke, Marieke, tous les étangs

M’ouvrent leurs bras de Bruges à Gand

Translation:

Oh Marieke, Marieke, often at night

Between the towers of Bruges and Ghent

Oh Marieke, Marieke, all ponds

Open their arms for me from Bruges to Ghent

🎶

Until next Music Monday, enjoy the week ahead!

*music & lyrics | all rights reserved*

I learned about this song from Don of Operas and cycling, and travel. For more information, read his insightful post: Jacques Brel’s Marieke in Brugge/Bruges