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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.


Dominique Dropsy …

27177A very warm 1951 club welcome to Dominique Dropsy. Born in December 1951, Dominique is a former French footballer who played goalkeeper. He earned 17 international caps for the French national team during the late 1970s and early 1980s. A player of RC Strasbourg (1973-1984), he was a member of the French team in the 1978 FIFA World Cup.


t_1472_40_2010_1His surname Dropsy has almost inevitably caused much amusement given his position as a goalkeeper but he has had an enormously successful career. He has since 1989 been a goalkeeping coach for FC Girondins Bordeaux.


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