Music Monday: Sympathique

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: Sympathique

Songwriters: China Forbes, Thomas Lauderdale

Performed by: Pink Martini

Lyrics I like:

Je ne veux pas travailler

Je ne veux pas déjeuner

Je veux seulement l’oublier

Et puis je fume

Translation:

I don’t want to work

I don’t want to eat (lunch)

I only want to forget

And then I smoke

🎶

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Hitting pause on Music Monday ⏸

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

My playlist and I want to say Thank You to Teresa, Sylvina, Mia, José, Jonathan, Harris, François, Don, and Charles, for introducing me to some wonderful French songs and music artists!

It’s been fun sharing a song each week for the past year. Hitting pause for now, but Music Monday will resume from time to time. Stay tuned! 🎶

Music Monday: Petite fleur

Now playing on my French song playlist:

American jazz musician, Sidney Bechet wrote Petite fleur as an instrumental in 1952.

In 1959, French musician, Henri Salvador recorded the song with lyrics by Fernand Bonifay and Mario Bua.

Lyrics I like:

Petite fleur d’amour

Tu fleuriras toujours

Pour moi

Quand la vie

Par moments me trahit

Tu restes mon bonheur

Petite fleur

Translation:

Little flower of love

You will always bloom

For me

When life

Betrays me at times

You remain my happiness

Little flower

🎶

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I like to listen to songs en français, so I won’t forget the French I learned in school. Are you studying French? I hope you’ll find this series entertaining and helpful, too.

Got a French song I should add to my playlist? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead! 🌸

Music Monday: C’est si bon

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: C’est si bon

Songwriters: André Hornez, Henri Betti, Jerry Seelen

Performed by: Eartha Kitt with Henri René and his Orchestra

Lyrics I like:

C’est si bon,

De partir n’importe où,

Bras dessus bras dessous,

En chantant des chansons,

C’est si bon,

De se dire des mots doux –

De petit rien du tout –

Mais qui en disent long.

Translation:

It’s so good,

To go anywhere,

Arm in arm,

Singing songs,

It’s so good,

To say sweet words to each other –

Little nothings –

But they say a lot.

🎶

Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead.

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Music Monday: J’ai Deux Amours

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: J’ai deux amours

Songwriters: Georges Koger, Henri Varna, Vincent Scotto

Performed by: Madeleine Peyroux

Lyrics I like:

c’est Paris tout entier

le voir un jour

c’est mon rêve joli

j’ai deux amours :

mon pays et Paris…

Translation:

Seeing all of Paris one day

Is my precious dream

I have two loves:

My country and Paris…

🎶

Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead.

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Music Monday: Les étoiles

Now playing on my French song playlist:

Title: Les étoiles

Songwriter(s): Melody Gardot

Performed by: Melody Gardot

Lyrics I like:

Dites-moi, étoile, de qui obtenez-vous la lumière

Les étoiles, les étoiles

Vous qui êtes belle dans les cieux

Dites-moi étoile, qui vous donnera l’amour?

Translation:

Tell me, Star, where do you get your light

Stars, the stars

You, who are beautiful in the sky

Tell me, Star, who will give you love?

🎶

Until next Music Monday, have a good week ahead. ✨

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