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06 March 2021

“La Mer”. Sung By: Charles Trenet (1913-2001).



“La Mer”.
Sung by: Charles Trenet.
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The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopædia.

Louis Charles Augustin Georges Trenet (18 May 1913 – 19 February 2001) was a French singer-songwriter. He was most famous for his recordings from the Late-1930s until the Mid-1950s, though his career continued through the 1990s.

In an era in which it was unusual for singers to write their own material, Trenet wrote prolifically and declined to record any but his own songs.

Trenet's best-known songs include "Boum!", "La Mer", "Y'a d'la joie", "Que reste-t-il de nos amours?", "Ménilmontant" and "Douce France". His catalogue of songs is enormous, numbering close to a thousand.

While many of his songs mined relatively conventional topics such as love, Paris, and nostalgia for his younger days, what set Trenet's songs apart were their personal, poetic, sometimes quite eccentric, qualities, often infused with a warm wit.


English: “La Mer”.
Sung by: Charles Trenet.
The 78 rpm Columbia Record.
Français: Charles Trenet.
“La mer” (78 tours Columbia).
Date: 25 November 2018.
Source: Own work.
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