Spanish Pop Lyrics

Translations of the best Spanish, French and German pop and rock songs

LE PREMIER BONHEUR DU JOUR by FRANÇOISE HARDY May 13, 2015

Filed under: 1960s,Francoise Hardy,French Pop Lyrics,Pink Martini,Yé-Yé Girls — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:03 am

FRENCH POP LYRICS

This simple and beautiful song is from her second album, released in 1963. It was covered (in the original French) by the Brazilian band Os Mutantes in 1968. More recently Pink Martini have recorded a version.

LE PREMIER BONHEUR DU JOUR

Le premier bonheur du jour
c'est un ruban de soleil
qui s'enroule sur ta main
et caresse mon epaule

C'est le souffle de la mer
et la plage qui attend
c'est l'oiseau qui a chanté
sur la branche du figuier

Le premier chagrin du jour
c'est la porte qui se ferme
la voiture qui s'en va
le silence qui s'installe

Mais bien vite tu reviens
et ma vie reprend son cours
le dernier bonheur du jour
c'est la lampe qui s'éteint
THE FIRST JOY OF THE DAY

The first joy of the day
is a ribbon of sunlight
That wraps around your hand
and caresses my shoulder

It's the breath of the sea
and the beach that waits
It's the bird that sang
on the branch of a fig tree

The first sorrow of the day
Is the door that closes
The car that leaves
The silence that settles

But soon you return
and my life gets back on course
The last joy of the day
is the lamp turning off
*

CHORDS / ACCORDS

Am – Bm7 – E

Am – Bm7 – E

A7 – Dm

1st: G – C – E7

2nd: Am – E7 – Am – G

 

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