A while ago I got an email from a fan, asking me if I have lyrics and translations in English for the songs from my CD “Chez Moi”. She wanted to teach her 8-year-old granddaughter to sing along with the CD, thus practicing her French. What a great idea!
Coincidentally, I was just working on a new page on my website, for lyrics, translations and related topics. While I think it is not necessary to understand a language in order to appreciate the sound of it, a song can get a deeper meaning if the listener truly knows what it is about.
It gets even better, when you know what the writer wanted to say with the lyrics, as I do with the songs that my French friend François Tremouille wrote for me. Two of them, “Certains Jours” and “Les Mots” are among my favorites.
So, as I am getting back to class with the Alliance Française to keep getting better at French, I hope my songs - both original and covers of old-time favorites - will inspire others to get to know more about this beautiful language.
Please visit the Lyrics page for the first two songs from the CD with translations. It will be updated regularly!
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