La chanson de la Seine (Alain Jacques / Jacques Prévert)

Alain Marie Jacques
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This poem by Jacques Prévert is dated 1945 and published in 1951. Some modifications have been brought by A. J. to the text (in square brackets). Litteral translation (AJ):

The Seine is lucky She has no worries She takes it easy By day as by night And she gets out of her source Very gently and without noise Without getting out of bed She goes to the sea Passing through Paris.

The Seine is lucky She has no worries And when she wanders All along her wharves With her nice green skirt And her golden lights Notre-Dame jealous Immobile and stern Look askance at her In the middle of Paris

But the Seine don’t care She has no worries She takes it easy By day and by night She goes towards Le Havre She goes towards the sea Passing like a dream Unconcerned and tranquil Among the mysteries The miseries of Paris

Score ID
Alain Marie Jacques
Year of composition
Jacques Prévert (1900-1977)
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Voice + guitar
Instrumental parts

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