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Beyond the sea

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An English language version of Trenet’s 1943 song La Mer, which was reputedly penned in ten minutes on French Railway toilet paper during a train journey from Paris to the Mediterranean. The lyricist Jack Lawrence added the word “beyond” to bring the song onshore for this English version.

from notes by Signum Classics © 2013

Dieser Song ist die englische Version des französischen Chansons La Mer, den Charles Trenet 1943 angeblich in 10 Minuten auf Toilettenpapier der französischen Eisenbahn während einer Zugfahrt von Paris ans Mittelmeer komponierte. Der Songwriter Jack Lawrence fügte dem englischen Titel das Wort “beyond” hinzu, um damit den neuen Inhalt der englischen Version zu verdeutlichen.

aus dem Begleittext von Signum Classics © 2013


Great American Songbook
Studio Master: SIGCD341Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
Love Songs
SIGCD565Download only


Track 9 on SIGCD341 CD1 [3'51] Download only
Track 11 on SIGCD565 [3'51] Download only

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