Saturday, January 9, 2016

Lucienne Delyle - My lover of Saint John


Original title: "Mon amont de Saint Jean"
Text: Léon Agel
Music: Emile Carrara
I do not know why I was going to dance
at St Jean to the musette³
But a single kiss was enough
For my heart to be prisoner

How not to lose one's head
Clasped by daring arms
Because we always believe
To sweet love words
When they are told with the eyes
I who loved him so much
I found him the most beautiful of St John
I remained intoxicated,
without will, under his kisses

Without thinking anymore
I was giving the best of my being
Smooth talker everytime he was lieing
I knew it but I loved him

How not to lose one's head
Clasped by daring arms
Because we always believe
To sweet love words
When they are told with the eyes
I who loved him so much
I found him the most beautiful of St John
I remained intoxicated,
without will, under his kisses

But alas, in St John like anywhere else
An oath is nothing but a deception
I was crazy to believe in happiness
And to want to keep his heart

How not to lose one's head
Clasped by daring arms
Because we always believe
To sweet love words
When they are told with the eyes
I who loved him so much
My beautiful love, my lover from St John
He does not love me anymore
It's the past, let's not talk about about it anymore
He does not love me anymore
It's the past, let's not talk about about it anymore

³popular dance with accordion
Ginette Garcin's version:

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