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La Bicyclette (English translation)

  • Artist: Yves Montand (Ivo Livi)
  • Song: La Bicyclette 7 translations
  • Translations: English #1, #2, #3, #4, German, Italian, Spanish
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By Bicycle

Versions: #1#2#3#4
When we would leave in early morning
When we would leave for the trails
By bicycle
We were great friends
There was Fernand, there was Firmin
There was Francis and Sebastien
And then Paulette
 
We were all in love with her
We felt ourselves grow wings
By bicycle
On the little dirt trails
We often went through hell
To not put our foot down
In front of Paulette
You have to say she put her heart into it
She was the postman's daughter
By bicycle
And when she turned eight
She followed him around
On all the surrounding trails
By bicycle
 
When we approached the river
We left in the ferns
Our bicycles
And rolled around in the fields
Giving rise to a changing bouquet
Of grasshoppers, butterflies
And frogs
When the sun on the horizon
Cast onto all the shrubbery
Our shadows
We went back exhausted and happy
Though our heart a bit sad
To not have had a minute alone
With Paulette
 
To furtively take her hand
And forget the others for a while
And the bicycle
We'd say it's for tomorrow
I'll dare, I'll dare try tomorrow
When we take to the trails
By bicycle
 
Submitted by francaise au coeurfrancaise au coeur on Sun, 05/06/2011 - 00:24
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La Bicyclette

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GavinGavin    Sun, 28/02/2016 - 19:26

Now *this* translation is spot on!

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