The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 61

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 61

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. I hope you enjoy them as well. Let me know if you do.


La Vie en rose – Edith Piaf

This song was written by Edith Piaf in 1945. It is a song of love and hope. Here she is during a live performance in 1954. It is respectfully dedicated to all those caught up in the recent dreadful atrocity in Nice.  

Hold me close and hold me fast
This magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose.

When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak, angels sing from above
Everyday words seem to turn into love songs

Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be la vie en rose.


6 responses to “The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 61

  1. She recorded so many beautiful songs which, although rather dated regarding sound quality, still give so much pleasure. She was a “little bird” with a huge voice!

  2. I “met” this song when in college and was intrigued by her voice. Tres unique!

  3. Edith is an all time classic artist. Every one should have her music on their playlist. Edith the torch singer, and, on the other side of the ocean, Yma Sumac who climbed the scales. Totally different and totally captivating.

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