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About Nathalie

Not to be confused with the song "Nathalie" by Julio Iglesias from his 1982 album Momentos."Nathalie" is a 1964 song by French singer Gilbert Bécaud. Its lyrics were written by Pierre Delanoë and its music composed by Gilbert Bécaud. The song was released in May 1964 and was a big success. The song talks about a beautiful Soviet tourist guide. It is claimed that the song "Nathalie" reflected the beginning of rapprochement between France and the USSR.


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La place Rouge était vide
Devant moi marchait Nathalie
Il avait un joli nom, mon guide

La place Rouge était blanche
La neige faisait un tapis
Et je suivais par ce froid dimanche

Elle parlait en phrases sobres
De la révolution d'octobre
Je pensais déjà
Qu'après le tombeau de Lénine
On irait au café Pouchkine
Boire un chocolat

La place Rouge était vide
J'ai pris son bras, elle a souri
Il avait des cheveux blonds, mon guide
Nathalie, Nathalie

Dans sa chambre à l'université
Une bande d'étudiants
L'attendait impatiemment
On a ri, on a beaucoup parlé
Ils voulaient tout savoir
Nathalie traduisait

Moscou, les plaines d'Ukraine
Et les Champs-Élysées
On a tout mélangé
Et l'on a chanté

Et puis ils ont débouché
En riant a l'avance
Du champagne de France
Et l'on a dansé

Et quand la chambre fut vide
Tous les amis étaient partis
Je suis resté seul avec mon guide

Plus question de phrases sobres
Ni de révolution d'octobre
On n'en était plus là
Fini le tombeau de Lénine
Le chocolat de chez Pouchkine
C'est, c'était loin déjà

Que ma vie me semble vide
Mais je sais qu'un jour à Paris
C'est moi qui lui servirai de guide
Nathalie, Nathalie

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Gilbert Bécaud

Gilbert Bécaud (French pronunciation: ​[ʒil.bɛːʁ be.ko], 24 October 1927 – 18 December 2001) was a French singer, composer and actor, known as "Monsieur 100.000 Volts" for his energetic performances. His best-known hits are "Nathalie" and "Et Maintenant", a 1961 release that became an English language hit as "What Now My Love". He remained a popular artist for nearly fifty years, identifiable in his dark blue suits, with a white shirt and "lucky tie"; blue with white polka dots. When asked to explain his gift he said, "A flower doesn't understand botanics." His favourite venue was the Paris Olympia under the management of Bruno Coquatrix. He debuted there in 1954 and headlined in 1955, attracting 6,000 on his first night, three times the capacity. On 13 Novem… more »

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Written by: Gilbert Francois Leopold Becaud, Pierre Delanoe

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