LE CHASSEUR (THE HUNTER) - FRENCH

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ORIGINAL SINGER: MICHEL DELPECH
Here is my version.
Vs gopal
25 Aug 2010

This song in French is a first person account of a hunter and his dog and the blue sky and the birds and his decision not to shoot and kill, rendered by my most favourire French singer Michel Delpech.

LYRICS AND ENGLISH MEANINGS ARE GIVEN BELOW.
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If you want to hear Michel Delpech himself, please click on the following link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kco0-iILLec
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LYRICS and meanings

Il était cinq heures du matin (it was 5 in the morning)
On avançait dans les marais (I went into the marshes)
Couverts de brume (covered with fog)
J’avais mon fusil dans les mains (I had a gun in my hand)
Un passereau prenait au loin ( a pathway went far ahead)
De l’altitude (to heights)
Les chiens pressées marchaient devant (the dogs in a hurry went ahead)
Dans les roseaux (into the reeds)

{Refrain:}

[Par dessus l’étang (over the lake)
Soudain j’ai vu (suddenly I saw)
Passer les oies sauvages (wild birds passing)
Elles s’en allaient (they were heading to)
Vers le midi (the south)
La Méditerranée (the Mediterranean)
Un vol de perdreaux (a flight of partridges)
Par dessus les champs (flying over the fields)
Montait dans les nuages (climbed up into clouds)
La foret chantait (the forest sang)
Le soleil brillait (the sun shone brilliantly)
Au bout des marécages (to the end of the bog)]

Avec mon fusil dans les mains (with gun in my hand)
Au fond de moi je me sentais (I felt at the bottom of heart)
Un peu coupable (a little guilty)
Alors je suis parti tout seul (then I left alone)
J’ai emmené mon épagneul (I took the spaniel)
En promenade (for a walk)
Je regardais (I gazed at)
Le bleu du ciel (the blue sky)
Et j’étais bien (and felt well)

{Refrain}
Et tous ces oiseaux ( and all the birds)
Qui étaient si bien (were also well)
Là-haut dans les nuages (high in the clouds)
J’aurais bien aimer les accompagner (I would have loved to accompany them)
Au bout de leur voyage (to the end of their voyage)
Oui tous ces oiseaux
Qui étaient si bien
Là-haut dans les nuages
J’aurais bien aimer les accompagner
Au bout de leur voyage
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It was five o’clock in the morning
They advanced into the marshes covered with mist
I had my gun in the hands
A sparrow took off from the altitude
The dogs went before a hurry in the reeds
Above the pond, suddenly I saw the wild geese go
They went off to the south, the Mediterranean
A flight of partridges, over the fields, climbed into the clouds
The forest sang, the sun shone at the end of swamps
With my gun in the hands
In my heart I felt a little guilty
So I left alone
I took my spaniel for a walk
I watched the blue sky and I was
Above the pond, suddenly I saw the wild geese go
They went off to the south, the Mediterranean
A flight of partridges, over the fields, climbed into the clouds
The forest sang, the sun shone at the end of swamps
And all these birds were so well up there in the clouds
I would have loved to accompany them to the end of their journey
Yes all these birds were so well up there in the clouds
I would have loved to accompany them to the end of their journey.

Comments

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Harshan Nambiar Pro user said

I heard this yesterday, but forgot to comment….you have sung this very well, just the recording was a little muffled. Its not easy to cover french, that too such a long song….so hats off.
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V.s. Gopalakrishnan said

Hi Harshanji,
Not many will be interested in French songs, I believe, and I am so glad you listened to this.
The first recording was indeed slightly muffled which you have heard. Even before seeing your comments, I got it replaced with a clear recording.I have now given above the link to the song by the original singer, Michel Delpech, himself.Those interested can hear that too.
Cheers and MANY THANKS INDEED!
vs gopal
26 aug 2010
vs gopal


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