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"Valentine" is a song by French actor, cabaret singer and entertainer Maurice Chevalier. Its first public performance was in 1925. The song was strongly associated with him, and his imitators use it as "an instant identification symbol". Chevalier performed the song, in French, in two American movies, Innocents of Paris (1928) and Folies Bergère de Paris (1935), but to not offend American sensibilities the word tétons (breasts) was replaced with a mysterious piton, which translates as peg or protuberance. "Piton" was needed for the rhyme scheme, but Chevalier always pointed to his nose at that moment in the song, to indicate what part of his lover's anatomy he was supposedly fondling. 


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2008
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On se rappelle toujours sa première amie
J'ai gardé d'la mienne un souvenir pour la vie
Un jour qu'il avait plu
Tous deux on s'était plu
Et puis on se plut de plus en plus

J'lui d'mandait son nom, elle me dit "Valentine"
Et comme elle prenait chaque jour la rue Custine
Je pris le même chemin
Et puis j'lui pris la main
J'l'embrassais, enfin

Elle avait de tout petits petons, Valentine, Valentine
Elle avait un tout petit piton
Que je tâtais à tâtons, ton-ton-tontaine
Elle avait un tout petit menton, Valentine, Valentine
Outre ses petits petons, son p'tit piton, son petit menton
Elle était frisée comme un mouton

Hier, sur le boulevard, je rencontre une grosse dame
Avec de grands pieds, une taille d'hippopotame
Vivement elle m'saute au cou
Me crie "bonjour, mon loup"
Je lui dis "pardon madame, mais qui êtes vous?"

Elle me répond "mais c'est moi, Valentine"
Devant son double menton, sa triple poitrine
Je pensais, rempli d'effroi
Qu'elle a changé, ma foi
Dire qu'autre fois

Elle avait de tout petits petons, Valentine, Valentine
Elle avait un tout petit piton
Que je tâtais à tâtons, ton-ton-tontaine
Elle avait un tout petit menton, Valentine, Valentine
Outre ses petits petons, son p'tit piton, son petit menton
Elle était frisée comme un mouton

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Maurice Chevalier

Maurice Auguste Chevalier (September 12, 1888 – January 1, 1972) was a French actor, singer and entertainer. He is perhaps best known for his signature songs, including Louise, Mimi, Valentine, and Thank Heaven for Little Girls and for his films including The Love Parade and The Big Pond. His trademark attire was a boater hat, which he always wore on stage with a tuxedo. more »

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Written by: HERBERT REYNOLDS, HENRI CHRISTINE, ALBERT WILLEMETZ

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