Le Moribond (3:06)

Cover of Ses 16 plus belles chansons

From Ses 16 plus belles chansons and 78 other releases

This is the original French language version of the chart topping song ‘Seasons in the Sun’ made famous by Terry Jacks in 1974 and again by Westlife in 1999. The final verse of the French version seems to suggest the singer’s wife has been unfaithful to him, and that the impending death may be suicide, perhaps coupled with murder of the adulterers, but this has been changed in the English versions.


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Adieu l'Émile je t'aimais bien
Adieu l'Émile je t'aimais bien tu sais
On a chanté les mêmes vins
On a chanté les mêmes filles

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  • fank19

    C'est dur de mourir au printemps tu sais.

    13 Sep 2013 Reply
  • Nakkinak

    Seasons in the Sun is a fucking awful neutering translation of this. All of Brel's edge is completely lost. [2]

    24 May 2013 Reply
  • horr2000


    10 May 2012 Reply
  • daile

    love love love this song ♥

    18 Apr 2012 Reply
  • abitbol84

    tout simplement magnifique

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MySci-FiLullaby

    J'en crève de crever aujourd'hui.

    17 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Ennish

    Je veux qu'on rie. Je veux qu'on danse. Je veux qu'on s'amuse comme des fous...

    25 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Nochek


    8 Jul 2011 Reply
  • CidaDuarteF


    18 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Drachenauge

    es ist schwer.... :-)

    2 Jan 2010 Reply
  • pee-why

    yO Rob

    30 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Rhubarb156

    To be fair, Seasons in the Sun is a fucking awful neutering translation of this. All of Brel's edge is completely lost.

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • Gohel

    'Dear Pee-Why, Seasons in the Sun has NOTHING to do with the great J.B.'s Le Moribnd - NOTHING! ' Are you a retard ?

    1 Nov 2009 Reply
  • pee-why

    pour info, la version live c'est à l'Olympia en '61...

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • pee-why

    je ne m'en lasserais jamais...

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • rayman467

    Same as WillFry. I discovered this in anticipation of The Flying Club Cup, but fell in love with this song. A masterpiece.

    27 Jun 2009 Reply
  • pee-why

    cette version live est franchement bien...

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • WillFry

    Je l'adore! I heard the Beirut cover first, and loved it (I'm a ridiculously huge Beirut fan), but that doesn't even come close to the original. Brilliant!

    30 Apr 2009 Reply
  • Cittadelledonne

    Rock Brel!

    26 Mar 2009 Reply
  • wlomir7

    Q !

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
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