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Jeff Barry song in French

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CarlDennis

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CarlDennis @ 2019-01-23 15:21:41 UTC

Les Mersey's were a French-Canadian group in the 1960s and in 1968 they recorded a French cover of Johnny Nash's Hold Me Tight: Elles se moquent de moi

On the B side of that single is a work by Jeff Barry in French called Tu es la plus jolie..........

On this YouTube video can you hear the French cover:

Anyone who knows what the original song is?

Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2019-01-24 06:38:53 UTC

After some digging...


"How'd We Ever Get This Way" by Andy Kim

CarlDennis

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CarlDennis @ 2019-01-24 12:20:00 UTC

Oldiesman, oldiesman, you are a superstar!

Tu es la plus jolie is now on site and so is the original Andy Kim release How'd We Ever Get This Way..............

There was even a German cover: Anfangs tut es immer weh and here the lyrics are rather different from the French ones: "In the beginning it always hurts"...... Smile

Thanks again, Michael, you are "Wonder op Wielen"! (see attachment). This is supposed to be a praise!


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Oldiesmann

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Oldiesmann @ 2019-01-25 01:39:41 UTC

This one wasn't entirely difficult to find due to the Andy Kim credit. Barry wrote over 800 songs but Kim only wrote 160-something. As I started going through songs written by both Kim and Barry, I noticed many of them were performed by Kim himself, so I started with his Greatest Hits album and found it pretty quickly from there.