"Seasons In The Sun" as written by Jacques Roman Brel and Jacques Roman Brel....
Adieu, Emile, my trusted friend,
We’ve known each other,
Since we were nine or ten,
Together we climbed hills and trees,
Learned of love and ABC’s,
Skinned our hearts,
And skinned our knees.
Adieu, Emile, it’s hard to die,
When all the birds are singing,
In the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air,
Pretty girls are everywhere,
Think of me and I’ll be there.

We had joy, we had fun,
We had seasons in the sun,
But the hills we would climb,
Were just seasons out of time.

Adieu, papa, please pray for me,
I was the black sheep of the family,
You tried to teach me right from wrong,
Too much wine and too much song,
Wonder how I got along.
Adieu, papa, it’s hard to die,
When all the birds are singing,
In the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air,
Little children everywhere,
When you see them I’ll be there.

We had joy, we had fun,
We had seasons in the sun,
But the wine and the song,
Like the seasons, have all gone.

Adieu, Francoise, my trusted wife,
Without you I’d have had a lonely life,
You cheated lots of times but then,
I forgave you in the end,
Though your lover was my friend.
Adieu, Francoise, it’s hard to die,
When all the birds are singing,
In the sky,
Now that the spring is in the air,
With your lovers everywhere,
Just be careful, I’ll be there.

All our lives, we had fun,
We had seasons in the sky,
But the stars we could reach,
Were just starfish on the beach.

Adieu Emile,
Adieu papa,
Adieu Francoise…



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    General CommentOops, my bad. This song is actually the English language translation of the song "Le Moribond" by Belgian singer Jacques Brel. The original French version contained references to the infidelity of Brel's wife. It was written as a final goodbye to his friends and family.

    The Kingston Trio covered this in 1963 on their album "Time to Think." Terry Jacks recorded his version in 1974.

    I may post a more-detailed explanation of the song on the Terry Jacks version. If so I will add another comment here.
    cabanastyleson June 22, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI like their take on this Terry Jacks classic. "You cheated lots of times, but then I forgave you in the end"
    cabanastyleson June 22, 2009   Link

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