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It's impossible ( colette dereal )

COVERED BY ELVIS

J'ai le Mal de Toi - it's impossible
a toi, a moi, a nous


recording date elvis: Wednesday, 16 February 1972; Studio
first release: on audio album elvis ( july 1973 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: apl1 0283


originally by: Colette Déreal


recording year: 1964
written by:
Dieval; Rivgauche; Wayne
catalognumber: 66405
label: polydor

Colette Deréal (born Colette Denise de Glarélial, 22 September 1927 in Saint-Cyr-l'École, Seine-et-Oise (now Yvelines), France
Died 12 April 1988 in Monaco) was a French actress and singer



First english lyrics:

Kathy Kirby: the way of love






Perry Como's 1971 hit version is the original with the same title, but the song has a far more complicated history, dating back as far as 1960. It was then that the singer Frédérica took part in the national elimination rounds to find the song to represent France in that year's Eurovision Song Contest. One of the numbers she sang was entitled "J'ai le mal de toi," with music by Jack Dieval and lyrics by Michel Rivgauche. The song did not make it to the ESC and seems not to have been recorded at the time, but in 1964 French singer Colette Deréal provided what seems to be the original recording as the B-side of Polydor 66404, which was then released as the A-side of Polydor 66405. In 1965 "J'ai le mal de toi" reappeared in Belgium as an entry in a BRT radio programme (Muziek Ohne Grenzen), sung by Lily Castel; again it would seem that no recording was made. The text was then translated into both English and Dutch and recorded by the delicious Kathy Kirby as "The Way of Love" and by Conny Vandenbos as "Je Doet Me Pijn" respectively. Kirby's recording was made in June 1965 and Vandenbos's in September of that same year. Other recordings and languages followed (including the Spanish version "Somos Novios" by Armando Manzareno) until Sid Wayne provided the famous "It's Impossible" lyrics in 1970, leading to Perry Como's comeback version that went on to be covered by many, many others.


J'ai Le Mal De Toi
performed by:
Colette Dereal

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J'ai le mal de toi
Ça m'a pris comme ça
Je ne sais plus quand
Je ne sais plus quand
Ni quand ni comment
Ni même pourquoi
Je sais simplement
Que j’ai mal de toi

Oui j’ai mal de toi
Mais pourquoi te dire
Ce que je ressens
Ce que je ressens
Ça te ferait rire
Tu ne comprendrais pas
Alors laisse-moi
Avoir mal de toi

instrumental

Car j’ai mal de toi
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JJ’ai si mal de toi

J’ai si mal de toi
Que j’voudrais parfois
Te faire mal à toi
Te serrer serrer
Pour te voir crier
Crier à ton tour
Dans un cri d’amour
J’ai le mal de toi





It's Impossible
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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It's impossible,
to tell the sun to leave the sky,
It's just impossible.

It's impossible,
to ask a baby not to cry,
It's just impossible.

Can I hold you closer to me
And not feel you going through me,
But the second that I never think of you?
Oh, how impossible.

Can the ocean keep from rushing to the shore?
It's just impossible.
If I had you could I ever ask for more?
It's just impossible.

And tomorrow,
should you ask me for the world
Somehow I'd get it,
I would sell my very soul,and not regret it
for to live without your love
Is just impossible

Can the ocean keep from rushing to the shore?
It's just impossible.
If I had you could I ever ask for more?
It's just impossible.

And tomorrow,
should you ask me for the world
Somehow I'd get it,
I would sell my very soul,
and not regret it
for to live without your love
Is just impossible

Oh impossible,
Impossible.
Impossible

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