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


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


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