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P H
7 years ago

Can somebody please give us a summary of what the song is about?

Azadeh H
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7 years ago

It’s a beautiful song about sweet France, its blue sky and landscape and other things that the singer likes about his homeland. You can find the translation here.

Thanks Brigitte for sharing this pretty piece of music. I wish better days for all of us.

Jean-Marc L
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7 years ago

“Douce France” is a nostalgic song about some childhood memories. The author remembers some strong pictures: the pupil blouse he wore at school, the bell tower of his village…

Of course in 1943, when French people heard this song for the first time, everyone thought about a France without violence, a free France.

To call this song to mind is to remind us that France is, in a symbolic way, since the French Revolution, the Land of Liberty.

P H
Reply to  Jean-Marc L
7 years ago

What do you mean by ‘blouse’ Jean-Marc? A shirt for girls? A coat (like the white coat that the medical personnel wear)? Overalls (like the blue overalls workers in some factories wear)? A sort of school uniform perhaps?

Jean-Marc L
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7 years ago

It’s not really a school uniform, rather a overall. You have to wear it but you could choose the model. As the pupils wrote with pen and ink, the overall protected their clothes. At school, I wore it from three to seven years old. In 1970, the ball point replaced pen and ink. No regrets of my own.

Nathalie V
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3 years ago

I agree with Brigitte. We are sheep, locked in a system and we are afraid of… the things we don’t know. We don’t like often our work, it’s a pity…because we work a lot in life!

About the song by C. TRENET, even if I didn’t know the inkwell and the overall, I listened it which wasn’t to everyone’s taste at home… My father preferred the singer F. LECLERC from the same period but very different!

Nathalie V
Reply to  Nathalie V
3 years ago

We don’t often like our job…

The ink and a blouse over our clothes?

listened to it…

Last edited 3 years ago by Nathalie V
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Reply to  Nathalie V
3 years ago

… even if I didn’t have any ink, inkwell, or uniform at school…
… even if there was no ink, inkwell, or uniform when I was at school…
… even if when I was at school, we had no ink, inkwell, or uniform…

Nathalie V
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3 years ago
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