Saturday, June 16, 2012

ABC Wednesday - Round 10 - V is for ...



Such an easy one this week - I cheat a little 'cos this doesn't strictly start with "V", but it's such a beautiful song and one of my top 10 I had to slip it into this round of ABC Wednesday.




So here it is (La) Vie En Rose.


Was Edith Piaf's signature song and it was also written by her.
It was released in 1947 by Columbia records.
The English lyrics were written by Mack David.

Here is the English version sung by Edith Piaf


Youtube - La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf


But the French version is even better. I love the way Celine Dion sings it and she's one of my favourite singers so here is her version.


Youtube - La Vie En Rose - Celine Dion


Wish you all a rosy life ... la vie en rose


Warm Regards
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Lyrics and translation - not mine - so can't confirm they are correct.









18 comments:

  1. Thank you for the warm feeling that is filling my space as i write this comment and listen to Edith Piaf. That recording was released the year i was born! Plan to listen to Celine a little later. I do love your song choices.

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    1. Thanks Carol. La Vie En Rose is such a beautiful song and Edith Piaf sang it so beautifully - it warms my soul too.

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    2. Shalom Suzy. I've never seen the lyrics or translation in writing, so now the song is a lot clearer to me. Thanks for that.

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    3. Thanks Dina. You are welcome. The words are so beautiful.

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  2. Thank you Suzy! I love French chansons! Very good choice for V ! I was surprised to hear Edith Piaf singing in English. I thought that she always sang in French. La Vie en Rose sounds best in French, I think.
    Have a great weekend "en Rose"!
    Wil, ABC Team.

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    1. Thanks Wil. I was surprised too as I thought Edith Piaf only sang in French. But she did an album in English for the US market.

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  3. I liked both English as well as French.

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    1. Thanks Rajesh. Both versions are beautiful

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  4. Dear Suzy,
    I must admit I never heard any of these versions before. The truth is you have good taste. Thanks for sharing my friend.

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    1. Thanks Andy for your kind words.

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  5. The Little Sparrow had a heartbreakingly beautiful voice wrapped up in a small body, much like Judy Garland in America. And both died too young... Thank you for including the literal English translation, because it means so much more to me than the "Hold me close and hold me fast" of the traditionally sung (rhyming) version by folks like Louis Armstrong, who sings the phrase "La Vie En Rose" with such loving care. This was a wonderful answer to the prompt, and I'm glad I found you on ABC! Here's a post about another singer... think you'd enjoy. Peace, Amy Barlow Liberatore
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/04/09/billie-holiday/

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    1. Thanks Amy and thanks for dropping by. I like Billie Holiday's All of me.

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  6. Did you see the movie La Vie en Rose with Marion Cotillard (sp?) It was very good, but very sad.
    A fine choice.
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    1. Thanks Roger. Yes I did see the movie and agree it was very good but sad.

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  7. Great choice for the theme. I have some old Edith Piaf albums that were my parents.

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    1. Thanks Carver. Edith Piaf had a beautiful voice. such a sad life though.

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  8. And a rosy life to you too.

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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