André Mauprey

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André Mauprey (19 August 1881 – 3 February 1939) was a French writer, composer, librettist, and actor. He helped to popularize The Three Penny Opera, and was the first to translate many of its songs into French.[1]

Working with Robert de Mackiels and Serge Veber, he wrote the lyrics for the operetta Tip-Toes based on the melodies of George Gershwin.[2]

His music and lyrics were sung by Édith Piaf, Juliette Gréco, Marianne Oswald, Marlene Dietrich, and Mathé Altéry. [3]


Most widely held works with lyrics by Andre Mauprey[4][5]

  • Complainte De Mackie (Mack the Knife)
  • J'ai Laisse Mon Coeur
  • Je T'ai Donné Mon Coeur
  • Surabaya-Johnny
  • Le Jazz Me Porte A La Peau
  • Chanson De Barbara
  • La Fiancée Du Pirate
  • Jalousie

Selected filmography[edit]

André Mauprey was a versatile artist, contributing as a writer, lyricist, composer, and actor to many films in the 1920s and 30s.[6][7]

  • En m'en foutant
  • Midnight, Place Pigalle (1934)


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