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Lyr Req: Seal's Complaint / Complainte du Phoque

Gypsy 11 May 04 - 10:00 PM
Malcolm Douglas 11 May 04 - 10:11 PM
Gypsy 13 May 04 - 12:07 AM
TS 13 May 04 - 12:09 AM
Gypsy 13 May 04 - 09:57 PM
Gypsy 13 May 04 - 09:58 PM
TS 13 May 04 - 10:03 PM
Gypsy 13 May 04 - 10:15 PM
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GUEST,honestfrankie 14 May 04 - 08:30 AM
Jim Dixon 15 May 04 - 01:21 PM
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GUEST,999 All I could find and it likely won't be 30 Dec 09 - 12:44 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: Gypsy
Date: 11 May 04 - 10:00 PM

And the dots, too, please! Have a french friend who sang this on the way back from So Cal faire......beautiful. Anyone have the english translation? and dots! Thanks all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 11 May 04 - 10:11 PM

Perhaps you could quote a phrase or two? There are several possibilities.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: Gypsy
Date: 13 May 04 - 12:07 AM

Canna do the phrase, but here is the story line: The seal travels to america from france, to be in a circus, and balance a ball on his nose. He thought that would be an exciting life. But once here, discovered that he missed his wife and pups. Does not have a happy ending.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: TS
Date: 13 May 04 - 12:09 AM

so essentially..its a song all about "phoque-ing"?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: Gypsy
Date: 13 May 04 - 09:57 PM

Thats right! Story behind that......friends small niece is growing up bilingual........in the states. So her mother has taught her that you call a whale "dolphin" since we live RIGHT on the coast........snicker, snicker. Lots of "seal this" and "seal off" etc.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: Gypsy
Date: 13 May 04 - 09:58 PM

GAD i HATE allergies and allergy meds! make that SEAL, not WHALE


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: TS
Date: 13 May 04 - 10:03 PM

funny that...gotta lvoe drugs...I had to read your last post afew times Gypsy..wondering how whales and dolphins came into play....I've been bilingual since I was about 10..great day that was in school when we learned what a seal was..hehe.......Slainte!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: Gypsy
Date: 13 May 04 - 10:15 PM

sounds like trilingual, to judge by yer closure! sorry about my stoned fingers.........you should've heard me at rehearsal this morning............groan............only half a beat behind, but consistent!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: TS
Date: 13 May 04 - 10:17 PM

that'll be me tomorrow...off work late tnite...up early to hit the weekend gigs...my turn to drive...oh what fun it'll be!...trilingual?..Christ! I have hard enough time looking after English most days!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: Gypsy
Date: 13 May 04 - 10:21 PM

Actually, should be quadlingual...........certainly, you know the language of mixolydian, dorian, and aoelian!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seals Complaint
From: GUEST,honestfrankie
Date: 14 May 04 - 08:30 AM

Hello,

    The Seal song was done by a Quebec band called,if I'm not mistaken, Beau Dommage.


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Subject: Lyr Add: LA COMPLAINTE DU PHOQUE EN ALASKA
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 15 May 04 - 01:21 PM

This seems to be the French version of the song you want. Maybe somebody can translate it for you. Do you know whether a singable English version already exists?

Lyrics copied from http://www.comnet.ca/~rg/ch_b010.htm

LA COMPLAINTE DU PHOQUE EN ALASKA
paroles et musique: Michel Rivard

Cré-moé, cré-moé pas
Quéqu' part en Alaska
Y a un phoque qui s'ennuie en maudit
Sa blonde est partie
Gagner sa vie
Dans un cirque aux États-Unis

Le phoque est tout seul
Y r'garde le soleil
Qui descend doucement sur le glacier
Y pense aux États
En pleurant tout bas
C'est comme ça quand ta blonde t'a lâché

REFRAIN:
Ça vaut pas la peine
De laisser ceux qu'on aime
Pour aller faire tourner
Des ballons sur son nez
Ça fait rire les enfants
Ça dure jamais longtemps
Ça fait plus rire personne
Quand les enfants sont grands

Quand le phoque s'ennuie
Y r'garde son poil qui brille
Comme les rues de New York après la pluie
Y rêve à Chicago
À Marilyn Monroe
Y voudrait voir sa blonde faire un show

C'est rien qu'une histoire
J' peux pas m'en faire accroire
Mais des fois j'ai l'impression qu' c'est moé
Qui est assis sur la glace
Les deux mains dans la face
Mon amour est partie pis j' m'ennuie

REFRAIN

(figure sur l'album Beau Dommage - Capitol CDL-56353)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seal's Complaint
From: Gypsy
Date: 17 May 04 - 11:39 PM

Incredible! don't know if there IS an english version, but that is what i am looking for. particularly, a SINGABLE one. Thanks ever so much.....now to translate........


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seal's Complaint
From: GUEST,999 All I could find and it likely won't be
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 12:44 AM

by Beau Dommages
This song was originally written in French.
Believe me or not
Somewhere in Alaska
There's a seal who's feeling glum
His love has left
To make her living
In a circus in the United States
When the seal is alone
He looks at the sunlight
Falling softly on the ice
He thinks of the States
Crying softly
That's how it is when your love has left you
It's not worth it, to leave those you love
To go and bounce a ball on your nose
It makes children laugh, but that doesn't last long
No one will laugh when the children have grown.
When the seal feels down
He looks at his fur that shines
Like the streets of New York after the rain
He dreams of Chicago
And of Marilyn Monroe
He wants to see his love do her show
It's only a story
Don't think me conceited
But sometimes I get the feeling it's me
Who is there, sitting on the ice
My face in my hands
My love is gone, and I'm sad
It's not worth it, to leave those you love
To go and bounce a ball on your nose
It makes children laugh, but that doesn't last long
No one will laugh when the children have grown.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The Seal's Complaint
From: GUEST,999
Date: 30 Dec 09 - 12:46 AM

Google the below site and have a look 'round.

LA COMPLAINTE DU PHOQUE EN ALASKA


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