Tu t'laisses aller

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"Tu t'laisses aller"
Single by Charles Aznavour
from the album Je m'voyais déjà
B-side "J'ai perdu la tête"
Released 1960
Genre Chanson
Length 3:43
Label Barclay Records
Songwriter(s) Charles Aznavour

"Tu t'laisses aller" (English: "You Let Yourself Go") is a song written in 1960 by Armenian-French artist Charles Aznavour.


For the first time it was released as a single in 1960 by Barclay Records (with "J'ai perdu la tête" on the B-side). In 1974 a new edition was re-released as a single.

The husband drinks alcohol to have the strength to tell his wife everything he thinks about her. He says the worst possible things to her,[1] but then he adds, that a little effort and a smiling face, and things could be just as before. In the end he calls her: "Come close to me. Let yourself go".[2]

It was a no. 1 hit in France in 1960, a best-selling record in Belgium in 1960,[3] and returned to the charts in 1962.[4]

In 1995 Aznavour recorded a version of "Tu t'laisses aller" in duet with Liza Minnelli (Paris — Palais des Congrès: Intégrale du spectacle).


  • German: "Du läßt dich gehn", written by Ernst Bader
  • English: "You've Let Yourself Go", written by Marcel Stellman
  • Dutch: "Mijn ideaal", written by Jip Feldman, song by Corry Brokken

Cover versions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Alcohol and Temperance in Modern History: Jack S. Blocker, Jr., David M. Fahey, Ian R. Tyrrell, 2003 p. 428-429
  2. ^ Charles Aznavour — You've Let Yourself Go lyrics
  3. ^ Billboard 24 Oct. 1960
  4. ^ Billboard 3 Feb. 1962
  5. ^ Tu te laisses aller, SHS