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Sous le ciel de Paris (English translation)

  • Artist: Yves Montand (Ivo Livi)
  • Song: Sous le ciel de Paris 9 translations
  • Translations: Chinese, Croatian, English #1, #2, #3, German, Greek, Russian, Spanish
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Under The Paris Sky (Adaptation)

Versions: #1#2#3
Under the Paris sky
A song takes flight
Hmm, hmm
It was born today
In the heart of a boy
Under the Paris sky
Lovers walk two by two
Hmm, hmm
Their happiness thrives
On their own special tune
 
Under the Bercy Bridge
A philosopher sits
Two musicians, some idle folks
And a very huge crowd
Under the Paris sky
They'll sing into the night
Hmm, hmm
The anthem of a people in love
With their dear old town
 
Next to the Notre Dame
Sometimes there brews a drama
That's true, but in Paname*
It all works out fine
Sweet summer sun
With its golden rays
The accordion
That a sailor plays
Hope comes alive
In the Paris sky
 
Under the Paris sky
A happy river runs
Hmm, hmm
It lulls to sleep at night
The beggars and bums
Under the Paris sky
The Good Lord's little birdies
Hmm, hmm
Gather from all round the world
To share their stories
 
But the Paris sky
Has a secret to hide
He's been in love quite a while
With our Saint Louis Isle
When she gives him a smile
He dresses up in clear blue
Hmm, hmm
And when it rains over Paris
It's because he's in gloom
When he gets really jealous
Of her millions of lovers
Hmm, hmm
Then he growls at us
With his terrible thunder
But the Paris sky
Is not cruel for long
Hmm, hmm
And to make amends
He offers a rainbow
 
Submitted by multiLFBmultiLFB on Sat, 07/11/2015 - 22:19
Author's comments:

This is meant to be a light-hearted, fun adaptation rather than a serious literal translation.
Thanks to Whalebone, from whom I borrowed a couple of lines. )))
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* "Paname" is a popular nickname for Paris, which originated as an allusion to both the Panama hat and the Panama Canal scandal.

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