La Vie En Rose

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  1. 1.
    Accompaniment
    0:44
  2. 2.
    Accompaniment + Melody
    0:44
Instrument: Voice
Range: A3 - D5
Words and Music: Édith Piaf
Key: Bb Major
Metronome: C = 75
Lyrics start: "Des yeux qui font baiser les miens....."

“La Vie En Rose” was the signature song of popular French singer Édith Piaf, written in 1945, popularized in 1946, and released as a single in 1947. The song became very popular in the US in 1950 with no fewer than seven different versions reaching the Billboard charts. These were by Tony Martin, Paul Weston, Bing Crosby (recorded June 22, 1950), Ralph Flanagan, Victor Young and Louis Armstrong.

A version in 1977 by Jamaican singer Grace Jones was also a successful international hit. “La Vie en rose” has been covered by many other artists over the years, including a 1993 version by American singer Donna Summer. Harry James also recorded a version in 1950 on Columbia38768. Bing Crosby recorded the song again for his 1953 album Le Bing: Song Hits of Paris.

The song’s title can be translated as “Life in happy hues”, “Life seen through happy lenses”, “Life in rosy hues”; its literal meaning is “Life in Pink”.

The lyrics and melody of the song were written by Édith Piaf herself, but the melody was said officially to have been composed and registered by Louiguy only, since at the time, due to the stringent registration requirements of SACEM, Piaf did not have the necessary qualifications to be able to copyright her work with SACEM. Piaf offered the song to Marianne Michel, who slightly modified the lyrics, changing “les choses” (“things”) for “la vie” (“life”). In 1943, Piaf had performed at a nightclub/bordello called “La Vie en Rose”. Initially, Piaf’s peers and songwriting team did not think the song would be successful, finding it weaker than the rest of her repertoire. Heeding their advice, the singer put the song aside, only to change her mind the next year. The song was performed live in concert for the first time in 1946. It became a favorite with audiences. “La Vie en rose” was the song that made Piaf internationally famous, with its lyrics telling about the joy of finding true love and appealing to those who had survived the difficult wartime.

English lyrics were written by Mack David and numerous versions were recorded in the US in 1950.

The song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998.

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment + Melody

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Product Description

“La Vie En Rose” was the signature song of popular French singer Édith Piaf, written in 1945, popularized in 1946, and released as a single in 1947. The song became very popular in the US in 1950 with no fewer than seven different versions reaching the Billboard charts. These were by Tony Martin, Paul Weston, Bing Crosby (recorded June 22, 1950), Ralph Flanagan, Victor Young and Louis Armstrong.

A version in 1977 by Jamaican singer Grace Jones was also a successful international hit. “La Vie en rose” has been covered by many other artists over the years, including a 1993 version by American singer Donna Summer. Harry James also recorded a version in 1950 on Columbia38768. Bing Crosby recorded the song again for his 1953 album Le Bing: Song Hits of Paris.

The song’s title can be translated as “Life in happy hues”, “Life seen through happy lenses”, “Life in rosy hues”; its literal meaning is “Life in Pink”.

The lyrics and melody of the song were written by Édith Piaf herself, but the melody was said officially to have been composed and registered by Louiguy only, since at the time, due to the stringent registration requirements of SACEM, Piaf did not have the necessary qualifications to be able to copyright her work with SACEM. Piaf offered the song to Marianne Michel, who slightly modified the lyrics, changing “les choses” (“things”) for “la vie” (“life”). In 1943, Piaf had performed at a nightclub/bordello called “La Vie en Rose”. Initially, Piaf’s peers and songwriting team did not think the song would be successful, finding it weaker than the rest of her repertoire. Heeding their advice, the singer put the song aside, only to change her mind the next year. The song was performed live in concert for the first time in 1946. It became a favorite with audiences. “La Vie en rose” was the song that made Piaf internationally famous, with its lyrics telling about the joy of finding true love and appealing to those who had survived the difficult wartime.

English lyrics were written by Mack David and numerous versions were recorded in the US in 1950.

The song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1998.

Purchase includes:

  • Accompaniment
  • Accompaniment + Melody