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Thread #13384   Message #1774249
Posted By: Genie
02-Jul-06 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Plaisir d'Amour
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Plaisir d'Amour (from Nana Maskouri)
Bit of music trivia that I recently found.

Don, you posted this:

"Richard Dyer-Bennett sings it on the first recording on his own label, and he uses his own excellent English translation.


"Just as that stream ever flows toward the sea
"Beside the garden wall and over the meadow;
"So I will always be true." Thus often said Sylvia.
Still flows the stream, but she has changed her mind.


Turns out the song "I Can't Help Falling In Love With You" is acknowledged to have been based partly on "Plaisir d'Amour." You can hear the melody echoed in the the hook line of the song as well as in the lyrics to the bridge:

"Like a river flows surely to the sea,
Darling, so it goes. Some things are meant to be."