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My boy ( parce que je t'aime mon enfant )

COVERED BY ELVIS

Parce Que Je'taime Mon Enfant - My Boy
si douce à mon souvenir


recording date elvis: Thursday 13 december 1973;studio
first release: on audio album good times ( march 1974 )
first englisch version : Richard Harris


originally by: Claude François

year: 1970
originally written by:
Claude François;Jean-Pierre Bourtayre;Yves Dessca
catalognumber: 6254 025
label: Flèche
ep: Claude François

Born: February 1, 1939
Died: March 11, 1978
Country: France

First English Version: Richard Harris



Although Richard Harris certainly recorded the original English-language version of this number, which was an entry in the 1971 Radio Luxembourg Grand Prix music contest, the "real" original dates to the previous year, when Claude François wrote and recorded "Parce-que Je T'Aime Mon Enfant" (Because I Love You, My Child). Phillip Coulter and Bill Martin provided the English words for Harris's version. Born in Ismaïlia, Egypt, in 1939, Claude Françcois moved to France in 1957. He made his first record in 1961, under the name Koko, and after a slow start went on to become a huge star in France, appearing at the Olympia for the first time in 1964. His success continued into the 1970s, but came to an abrupt end when he was killed, electrocuted in his bath in March 1978. See also "My Way" for another Gallic surprise!


Parce Que Je'taime Mon Enfant
performed by:
Claude Francois



Entre ta mère et moi,
ça ne va plus très bien
Et depuis quelques mois,
chacun vit dans son coin

Je voudrais m'échapper,
j'essaie quelquefois
Mais je reste cloué
dès que je pense à toi

Parce que je t'aime mon enfant
Parce que je t'aime mon enfant
Et si j'y pense,
c'est que je t'aime mon enfant

Bien sûr il y a les autres femmes,
avec leurs qualités
Ta mère sous ses défauts,
cache de bons côtés

C'est difficile un couple,
pendant toute une vie
Mais je crois malgré,
tout que ma place est ici

Parce que je t'aime mon enfant
Parce que je t'aime mon enfant
Et si j'hésite,
c'est que je t'aime mon enfant

Qui sait, peut-être bien qu'un jour,
tout ça t'arrivera
Alors tu seras grand,
alors tu comprendras

Tu auras toi aussi,
un gamin comme toi
Et je reste aujourd'hui,
comme tu resteras

Parce que je t'aime mon enfant
Parce que je t'aime mon enfant
Et si je reste,
c'est que je t'aime mon enfant

Oh qui je t'aime mon enfant
Oh qui je t'aime mon enfant






My Boy
performed by:
Elvis Presley



You're sleeping son I know,
but really this can't wait
I wanted to explain,
before it gets too late

For your mother and me,
love has finally died
This is no happy home,
but God knows how I tried

Because you're all I have my boy
You are my life my pride my joy
And if I stay,
I stay because of you my boy

I know it's hard to understand,
why did we ever start
We're more like strangers now,
each aching out a part

I have laughed I have cried,
I have lost every game
Taken all I can take,
but I'll stay here just the same

Because you're all I have my boy
You are my life my pride my joy
And if I stay,
I stay because of you my boy

Sleep on you haven't heard a word,
perhaps its just as well
Why spoil your little dreams,
why put you through the hell

Life is no fairytale,
as one day you will know
But now you're just a child,
I'll stay here and watch you grow

Because you're all I have my boy
You are my life my pride my joy
And if I stay,
I stay because of you my boy

Yeah because you're all I have my boy
You are my life my pride my joy
And if I stay,
I stay because of you my boy

Yeah because you're all I have my boy
You are my life my pride my joy
And if I stay,
I stay because of you my boy

Ohh because.........







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