Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Edith Piaf - Boulevard du crime

 


On the Boulevard du Crime people push in to see the pantomime at the Theatre des Funambules. Pierrot’s love makes Margot weep and the poor people laugh - here in Paris of 1830. At these masques without bergamaskers for their fantastic dances, the crowd croaks with laughter at the carnival of funny faces. But in that crowd laughing at Pierrot there are always Harlequins. There must be Harlequins or else love would only be words. And when Pierrot smiles he looks up up at the lovers in Heaven . . . All the people laughing at Pierrot are unaware that he’s really crying because his beloved wife ran off without a word . . . (excerpt from Liner Note of the album Potpouri par Piaf) I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Image post and video art were appropriated from the original album.) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. Hope you enjoy. sDg. #FrenchVocalist #jazz #oldschool #vinyl

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