For You My Love


Photo by Robert Doisneau, c. 1955

 
 

POUR TOI MON AMOUR

“Je suis alle au marche aux oiseaux
Et j’ai achete des oiseaux
Pour toi
mon amour
Je suis alle au marche aux fleurs
Et j’ai achete des fleurs
Pour toi
mon amour
Je suis alle au marche a la ferraille
Et j’ai achete des chaines
De lourdes chaines
Pour toi
mon amour
Et puis je suis alle au marche aux esclaves
Et je t’ai cherchee
Mais je ne t’ai pas trouvee
mon amour”

Jacques Prévert

 
 

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“I went to the market, where they sell birds
and I bought some birds
for you
my love
I went to the market, where they sell flowers
and I bought some flowers
for you
my love
I went to the market, where they sell chains
and I bought some chains
heavy chains
for you
my love
And then I went to the slave market
and I looked for you
but I did not find you there
my love”

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