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Samuel Rosenthal vs L Vie
Blindfold simul (1878) (blindfold), Paris FRA, Feb-10
King's Gambit: Accepted. Bishop's Gambit (C33)  ·  1-0



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  alexmagnus: C'est la vie.
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  Phony Benoni: La vie.
Dec-22-10  sneaky pete: Quand il me prend dans ses bras, il me parle tout bas, je vois la vie en rosenthal.
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Oct-07-11  sneaky pete: Ici encore:

Oct-07-11  Shams: <sneaky pete> When he takes me in his arms, and speaks to me softly, I see his life? Something like that?
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  Calli: <Shams> "La Vie En Rose" is literally "A Life in Pink". Not a French expert, but I think of the English expression "rose-colored glasses". The song says basically that When I am with you, the world looks rosy. Sneaky Pete is making a pun on the actual lyrics:

Quand il me prend dans ses bras, - When he takes me in his arms Il me parle tout bas, - And speaks softly to me,
Je vois la vie en rose. - I see a rosy life/world

English version? Not Piaf, but you can always count on Brenda

Oct-08-11  Shams: <Calli> I like that Brenda Lee. The song actually works better in English than I would have thought.
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  Calli: <Shams> Lyrics by Mack David. He didn't translate the French, but wrote English lyrics expressing the same emotion. This is usually the right approach to avoid forced rhymes. Mack, BTW, was the brother of Hal who was part of the famous Bacharach / David songwriting team.

I like the way Brenda Lee does the high part, "turn into LOVE songs". She doesn't scream it like so many singers do today.

Jun-13-16  sneaky pete: I love Brenda too, but the original version is still the best. As the previous link has disappeared, here's a new one:

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