Félicie aussi

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"Félicie aussi"
Single by Fernandel
Released1939 (1939)
Genrechanson
Composer(s)Casimir Oberfeld
Lyricist(s)Albert Willemetz, Charles-Louis Pothier
Music video
"Félicie aussi" (French TV, 1968) on YouTube

"Félicie aussi" is a 1939 song performed by Fernandel.[1][2] Of the 300 songs he sang on stage during his career, it is undoubtedly his most famous.[3]

Writing and composition[edit]

The song was written by Albert Willemetz (who penned the lyrics for such songs as Maurice Chevalier's "Valentine" and Mistinguett's "C'est vrai")[4] and Charles-Louis Pothier[1] and composed by Casimir Oberfeld.[5]

The song is based on appreciation of the adverb "aussi" ("too"):[1]

Il faisait un temps superbe
Je me suis assis sur l'herbe
Félicie aussi
J'pensais les arbres bourgeonnent
Et les gueules-de-loup boutonnent
Félicie aussi[1]

The weather was superb
I sat on the grass
So did Félicie
I thought, Trees are budding
And snapdragons are budding
So is Félicie

Charts[edit]

Chart (2012) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[6] 114

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Institut national de la langue française (France) (1995). Histoire de la langue française. CNRS. ISBN 978-2-271-05387-9.
  2. ^ Барт Лоо (5 September 2017). Шансон как необходимый компонент истории Франции. «ИД «Флюид». pp. 197–. ISBN 978-5-04-054037-2.
  3. ^ "Biographie de Fernandel". Universal Music France. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  4. ^ "Phi-Phi is back !". Le Figaro. 2010-12-14. Retrieved 2017-12-12.
  5. ^ Барт Лоо (5 September 2017). Шансон как необходимый компонент истории Франции. «ИД «Флюид». ISBN 978-5-04-054037-2.
  6. ^ "Lescharts.com – Fernandel – Félicie aussi" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved 2017-12-11.