FRENCH POP LYRICS
“May I?” originally appeared on the album “Shooting at the Moon” (1970). Ayers was fluent in French and he recorded this translated version for a single that was released in France. The lyrics are fairly close to the English original, but with a few interesting differences, notably his sore bum!
Ayers died in 2013. My Spanish version of “Singing a Song in the Morning” has featured previously on this blog.
PUIS-JE ? J'etais perdu dans la rue fatigue et mal au cul J'ai vu un petit cafe avec une fille dedans et je lui disais... REFRAIN: "Puis-je m'asseoir aupres de toi pour te regarder ?" "J'aimerais (bien) la compagnie de ton soleil" Je ne veux pas plus que ca Non, ca n'est pas une grande histoire Encore un beau sourire et apres ca je peux partir REFRAIN
MAY I? I was lost in the street Tired and with a sore bum I saw a small café With a girl inside And I told her... CHORUS: "May I sit with you to look at you?" "I'd (really) like the company of your sunshine" I don't want any more than that No, it's not a great story Another beautiful smile And then I can go CHORUS
NB I think these are the correct chords (I worked them out myself).
The chords I've seen on other sites are almost completely wrong. Verse:
C - Fmaj7 - C - Fmaj7
C - Eb - G - D+
Chorus / Refrain:
G - F - C - G - D+ (x2)
Gm - C7 - Fmaj7 - Bbmaj7
Ebmaj7 - Abmaj7 - Dbmaj7 - Cmaj7