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Sunday Sounds – La Vie en Rose

La Vie en rose” (Life through rose-coloured glasses, literally Life in pink) was the signature song of French singer Édith Piaf.

Piaf first popularized the song in 1946. The lyrics were written by Piaf and the melody of the song by “Louiguy” (Louis Gugliemi). Initially, Piaf’s peers and her songwriting team did not think the song would be successful, but it became a favorite with audiences.

An English version of the lyrics was written later by Mack David. Owing to its popularity, the song appeared on most of Piaf’s subsequent albums.

Here is the great Louis Armstrong with his version featuring the English lyrics.

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July 18, 2010 - Posted by | Jazz Vocal, Movies, Video | ,

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