Spanish Pop Lyrics

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WENN ES NACHT WIRD IN PARIS by CATERINA VALENTE August 7, 2016

Filed under: 1950s,Caterina Valente,German Pop Lyrics — spanishpoplyrics @ 8:23 am

GERMAN POP LYRICS

Lets stay with Caterina Valente, who has already featured several times on this blog singing in Spanish, but switching to German, the language with which she arguably found her greatest success.

In 1954 she recorded a German version of Cole Porter’s “I Love Paris”. The B-Side was this song which continued the Paris theme, and the single sold 900,000 copies.

Translation by CoopySnoopy at Lyrics Translate, but I have made some of the changes that were suggested.

WENN ES NACHT WIRD IN PARIS

Dreh dich nicht um 
Nach fremden Schatten
Dreh dich nicht um 
und bleib nicht steh’n
Lass die fremden Schatten 
stumm vorübergeh’n
 
Dreh dich nicht um 
nach fremden Schritten
Dreh dich nicht um 
nach ihrem Klang
Spürst du auch im Geheimen 
den dunklen Drang
Folg nicht dem fremden Schicksal 
auf seinem Gang
 
Geh deinen Weg, 
den man dir wies
Wenn es Nacht wird, 
Wenn es Nacht wird in Paris
Wenn es Nacht wird, 
Wenn es Nacht wird in Paris
WHEN NIGHT FALLS IN PARIS

Don't turn your head
For a stranger's shadow
Don't turn your head
And don't stop
Let the stranger's shadow 
Pass silently
 
Don't turn your head
For a stranger's footsteps
Don't turn your head
to their sound
Even if you secretly feel 
the dark compulsion,
Don't follow the other fate 
as it went
 
Go your own way,
The way you had,
When night falls, 
When night falls in Paris,
When night falls, 
When night falls in Paris

 

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