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La Perdrix
05-28-2014, 01:09 AM
well, I started to play ukulele last year, and ukulele is the only music instrument I play ; I also started to sing and I recently tried to put some chords on french poets as Paul Verlaine, Victor Hugo or Gaston Couté...

here are some songs made with Paul Verlaine's great and sensible poetry, hope you'll like it...

Paul Verlaine is a french poet of the XIXth century, more informations here : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Verlaine

the first one is : "Le ciel est, par-dessus le toit" :
https://soundcloud.com/pdrx73/le-ciel-est-par-dessus-le-toit-p-verlaine-la-perdrix
Verlaine wrote this when he was in jail after shooted Arthur Rimbaud...

here is the poem and the english translation : http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/get_text.html?TextId=16292

La Perdrix
05-28-2014, 01:18 AM
here is "Femme et chatte" : https://soundcloud.com/pdrx73/femme-et-chatte-verlaine-la

the french poem and the english translation here : http://www.cerisepress.com/05/13/woman-and-cat#english

La Perdrix
05-28-2014, 01:20 AM
here is : "Tu n'es pas du tout vertueuse"
(I have not found english translation...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cApwGlHFSxw

La Perdrix
03-08-2015, 09:44 PM
another one : https://soundcloud.com/pdrx73/compagne-savoureuse-et-bonne-verlaine-la-perdrix

here is the poem (in french, did not find any translation) : http://poesie.webnet.fr/lesgrandsclassiques/poemes/paul_verlaine/compagne_savoureuse_et_bonne.html

and here is the video (with a little difference) :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqUrTwYJ0X0

La Perdrix
03-08-2015, 09:48 PM
and the last :

take one : https://soundcloud.com/pdrx73/beaute-des-femmes-leur-faiblesse-verlaine-la-perdrix

take two : https://soundcloud.com/pdrx73/beaute-des-femmes-leur-faiblesse-verlaine-la-perdrix-1

here is a translation : http://www.poetryintranslation.com/PITBR/French/Verlaine.htm#_Toc263756543

thank you for listening...

Hippie Dribble
03-09-2015, 10:16 AM
here is : "Tu n'es pas du tout vertueuse"
(I have not found english translation...)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cApwGlHFSxw
I really enjoyed this Philippe. This music works seamlessly with the verse and your voice is sounding beautiful.

myrnaukelele
03-09-2015, 06:18 PM
Excellent! The only Verlaine I remember from my high school French class - Il pleure dans mon coeur comme il pleut sur la ville...

La Perdrix
03-09-2015, 10:29 PM
thank you Jon, and Myrna, this is indeed one of his mist beautiful poem...

C'est bien la pire peine
De ne savoir pourquoi
Sans amour et sans haine
Mon cœur a tant de peine !

that is why we are all singing...!

La Perdrix
03-10-2015, 08:00 AM
my first, in video today...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G52k-IbIbHI

La Perdrix
10-29-2015, 07:22 AM
"Beauté des femmes, leur faiblesse..."


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we7Bp1FLRlY