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Thread #63561 Message #1033875
Posted By: Mark Cohen
11-Oct-03 - 07:02 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...
Subject: RE: Obit: Jacques Brel, Il est Mort ...
This thread contains an interesting discussion of Seasons in the Sun/Le Moribond. JJ is right on: the sardonic "Le Moribond" was written and recorded by Jacques Brel. Rod McKuen [mis]translated the song as a sappy "Seasons in the Sun", and a treacly version of that was a big hit for Terry Jacks in the 70's, possibly turning many people off to Brel. Quel dommage!