By Maestro@FringeMusic

This is one of the Maestro’s all-time favourites. Some of you may know this song from the movie Notting Hill where it was decently covered by Elvis Costello.

Charles Aznavour — She

MUSIC: Aznavour, Charles

LYRICS: Kretzmer, Herbert



may be the face I can’t forget

a trace of pleasure or regret

may be my treasure, or the price I have to pay

she may be the song that summer sings

may be the chill that autumn brings

may be a hundred different things

within the measure of the day.


may be the beauty or the beast

may be the famine or the feast

may turn each day into a heaven or a hell

she may be the mirror of my dream

a smile reflected in a stream

she may not be what she may seem

inside her shell

she who always seems so happy in a crowd

whose eyes can be so private and so proud

no one’s allowed to see them when they cry

she may be the love that cannot hope to last

may come to me from shadows of the past

that I remember till the day I die


may be the reason I survive

the why and wherefor I’m alive

the one I’ll care for through the rough and readies

me, I’ll take her laughter and her tears

and make them all my souvenirs

for where she goes, I’ve got to be

the meaning of my life is

she, she, she

For those who are interested, here’s a YouTube link to a recording probably lifted from an old 45, Frenchie accent and all. Funny how an artist whose language it isn’t can give such depth and emotion to a song to which another has given the right words. 

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