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Even if you don't know French...

... you might enjoy this delicate little song (but maybe skip the first 45 seconds of introduction :-)):



The song is on Vincent Delerm's "Kensington Square", one of my $1.99 CD finds from Newbury Comics. Lyrics in French here: http://www.lyricsmania.com/deutsche_grammophon_lyrics_vincent_delerm.html

Google translation with some cleaning up:

For an evening at five
She uses Francis Poulenc,
From Henri Dutilleux
When she reads Bourdieu,
The night of Candlemas
It's Gustav Mahler,
Alessandro Scarlatti
To correct copies.

She's a Deutsche Grammophon girl,
At first it surprises you
She speaks Telemann
More than Francois Feldman,
A Harmonia Mundi girl,
At first you are surprised,
They frequent pools less often
Than Abbey Aubazine.

We kissed
To a study in D,
Found points in common
In a piece for harpsichord,
Remembering emotions
In this first movement,
Suffered as time passes
Some variations, alas.

She's a Deutsche Grammophon girl,
At first it surprises you
She speaks Furtwrangler
More than Jean Pierre Mader.
A Harmonia Mundi girl,
At first you are surprised
They frequent Disneyland less often
Than the cloister of Marmande.

Loves are reviewed
By listening to the Cure,
Catalan Holidays
With Duran Duran,
The pale English girls
With Joy Division,
But I when I think of her,
What about Handel's Messiah?

For an evening at five
She uses Francis Poulenc,
From Henri Dutilleux
When she reads Bourdieu.


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