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Music composed by Pino Marchese and Guido Deloo
Lyrics by Charles McLoughlin and Pierre Delanoë. Arranger: Roger Loubet.
Shirley Bassey has never recorded this song alone. Two duet versions have been released. The first duet was with Alain Delon singing in French, which was released on a single in 1983 (instrumental version on the B-side) and on the B-side of a maxi-single in 1984.
The second version was with Al Corley singing English. This recording begins and ends with a studio-created live atmosphere. This version was released on the B-side of the single Remember (another duet with Al Corley.)
The recording with Alain Delon is available re-released on some collection CDs. Sadly on most of the recordings they faded it out after about 3:21 minutes, but the original recording was 4:17 – 4:20.
Oh non, je n’ai rien oublié
Oh no, I haven’t forgotten anything
Rien oublié de cette étrange fille
Forgotten nothing about this strange life
Qui est venue traverser ma vie et ma ville
That came to cross my life and my town
Rien oublié non plus de cette drôle de nuit
Nor anything of this odd night
Dans nous sommes sortis, je crois
After which we became, I think
Nice to see you
You’ve hardly changed, it’s true
A little older
But time ‘s been kind to you
Do you remember a very special night
You know I do
Oh oui, tu as bien fais d’appeler
Oh yes, you did right to call
Moi, moi je suis bouleversé
I, I am confused
Ça m’a complètement surpris, tu sais
It completely moved me, you know
De te voir à Paris, no je n’ai pas oublié encore
To see you in Paris, no I haven’t forgotten yet
Ni le bain de la fontaine, ni la robe collée sur ton corps
Either the bath in the fountain, or the dress clinging on your body
Ni les mots du poème, comment pourrai-je oublier?
Or the words of the poem, how could I forget?
Lost and confused
Whatever could I do
Nothing to lose
Oh, don’t you see I trust in you?
Caught in the rain on such a sunny day
Caught in the rain on such a special day with you
(French transcribed and translated by Samia and Johnny)
(English part transcribed by Tim and Roman)