PARIS, STAY THE SAME
(Victor L. Schertzinger (m) / Clifford Grey (l) 1929)
Maurice Chevalier 1929
You'll never miss me when I'm gone Paris
But I know that I'll miss you.
You took a lot of pains in teaching me
Why must we say "Adieu".
I've seen your mild days
And some of your wild days
Down where the Seine flows
And where the champagne flows.
You taught me all that a kiss could be
Paris, your ladies were good enough for me.
I've met brunettes here
And little brisettes here
I've lost my station
And my reputation
If I've been happy then you're to blame
Oh Paris, please stay the same.
Paris je t'aime, je t'aime, je t'aime
Comme une maîtresse
Tu m'oublieras bien vite et pourtant
Mon cœur est tout chaviré en te quittant
Je peux te dire qu'avec ton sourire
Tu m'as pris l'âme
Ainsi qu'une femme
Tout en moi est à toi pour toujours
Paris je t'aime, XXXX d'amour.
From the 1929 film 'Love Parade'
Director: Ernst Lubitsch (his first sound film)
Leads: Maurice Chevalier / Jeanette MacDonald / Lupino Lane / Lillian Roth
Note: this film was shot without a soundtrack and had it created and merged
after the film was finished.
Considered by many to be the first musical film where the songs were actually
integrated with the story.
One of the leads, Jeanette MacDonald was an influential soprano widely known for
her musical films with Maurice Chevalier and Nelson Eddy of the 1930s and 1940s.
As a matter of interest, Schertzinger's two best known songs are
'I Remember You'
(Transcribed by David Story - October 2013)