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Posted: 9/19/2005 8:14:25 PM EDT
circa 1920?-1940-ish? maybe someone recently composed a song in the style of that time period?
french (yeah, i know)
female singer
low voice, husky - think "edith piaf" (it might be her song but i searched iTunes and previewed almost every song they listed for her and it wasn't there.)
didn't understand the lyrics but the tone was haunting
the song was more "spoken" than "sung." and it was spoken at varying tempos, sometimes slow sometimes fast with impossibly long intervals between breaths.
quiet accompaniment almost non existant at times
more than likely featured in some ww2 movies/tv series soundtracks

the song is NOT:
La vie en rose
non je ne regrette rien
tu es partout (Saving Private Ryan)

TIA
-a
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 8:28:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TPS-Report:
circa 1920?-1940-ish? maybe someone recently composed a song in the style of that time period?
french (yeah, i know)
female singer
low voice, husky - think "edith piaf" (it might be her song but i searched iTunes and previewed almost every song they listed for her and it wasn't there.)
didn't understand the lyrics but the tone was haunting
the song was more "spoken" than "sung." and it was spoken at varying tempos, sometimes slow sometimes fast with impossibly long intervals between breaths.
quiet accompaniment almost non existant at times
more than likely featured in some ww2 movies/tv series soundtracks

the song is NOT:
La vie en rose
non je ne regrette rien
tu es partout (Saving Private Ryan)

TIA
-a



Do you have a sample of the song, with some of the words?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:26:58 PM EDT
It's a long shot; but then again, it's also
2:19 am here...so what the heck.....

"Ne Me Quitte Pas"...written by Rod McKuen.
English title "If You Go Away".

Sometimes done in French; lyrics spoken and sung; first recorded
by Damita Jo. Also recorded by Sofia Laiti. Made famous by
Jaques Briel-(in French and English). Frank Sinatra also recorded it,
as did Rod McKuen.

Has long spoken passages; haunting melody.

English lyrics: If you go away, on this summer day
Then you might as well take the sun away
All the birds that flew in the summer sky
When our love was new and our hearts were high
And the moon stood still for the night bird's song
If you go away,ne me quitte pas, if you go away


What do I win, Monty?
Link Posted: 9/19/2005 10:28:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/19/2005 10:28:36 PM EDT by myitinaw]
What movie was it used in?
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