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A little song for a little girl,
from a grand-father...
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Lyrics
depuis le bourgeon / from the bud
ce fruit de la passion / this fruit of passion
sur le thème jupon / on a feminine mode
me donne émotion / gives me emotion

comme une cendrillon / like a Cinderella
de l’amour à foison / love in abundance
son regard hameçon / her glance as a hook
m’accroche me confond / catches me confuses me

comme un petit rat / like a young ballet pupil
des ballets d’opéra / from the opera
devant les caméras / in front of the cameras
donne ses premiers pas / shows her first steps

petit papillon / small butterfly
qui voltige à tatons / that feels her way along
vertige de jouvence / giddiness of youth
fontaine d'insouciance / fountain of freedom from care

comme une bulle de savon / as a bubble of soap
qui s’étire aux rayons / that stretches in the beams
d'un nouveau soleil / of a new sun
lorsque tu t’éveilles / when you wake up

tes gestes tes soupirs / your gestures your sighs
ton pays du sourire / your land of smile
toi qui illumine / you who illuminates
toi Clémentine / you Clémentine
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Uploaded: Jan 26, 2007 - 06:06:04 PM
Last Updated: Feb 02, 2007 - 05:17:37 AM Last Played: Jul 20, 2017 - 11:44:41 PM
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craft said 3975 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
reminds me
something but I don't remember what is it! Love french speaking (singing). The song is quit good. Good arrangement and performance... Trs bien!!!
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blaky smith said 3974 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Thanks
Thank you for listening this song and for your comments Craft. Greatly appreciated.
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Vic Holman said 3975 days ago (January 26th, 2007)
very nice blaky
almost like a lullaby. soothing in arrangement and vocal. good to hear a song from you seems awhile.
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blaky smith said 3973 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Thanks
Thank you Vic, it's really a pleasure to read this comment from you...
But I need your advice because I find the level of the voice too low, what do you think of it ?
Thanks again...
Marc
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Vic Holman said 3973 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
could come up a little
the funny thing is since i do not speak french, your vocal becomes like a instrument, that's probably why i refered to this as a lullaby. yes they can come up a little but not much. believe it or not i'm a grand dad as well. luckiy for me i look and act 10 years younger.

---
now where's those car keys?
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MisterFrap said 3974 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
Sweet
Sweet melody, a good lullaby for your little angel...
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blaky smith said 3973 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Thanks
Thank you for this comment. Very much appreciated that you took the time to listen.
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Rosita said 3974 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
Gainsbourg...
Cette voix et ces intonations me rappellent Serge Gainsbourg... Et le texte est excellent.
Clmentine a bien de la chance !
blaky smith said 3973 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Welcome
Merci beaucoup pour ce compliment, si je pouvais chanter comme Serge Gainsbourg !!!
Heureux de lire et d ecrire notre langue et bienvenue chez MacJams.
En fait, c est Clementine qui est notre chance...
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Estella said 3974 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
beautiful voice
I don't know exactly what Rosita said because I don't speak any French, but I think I agree. Your voice has the sober yet caring sound of Gainsbourg's. I'm a fan.
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blaky smith said 3973 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Thanks
for your comment Estellie and the connection with S. Gainsbourg. Me too, I'm a fan. Thank you to take the time to listen...
Marc
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renecalvo said 3907 days ago (April 5th, 2007)
Serge Gainsbourg
I want to chime in here with the SG crowd. This reminds me very much of the French master. Beautiful take on the blues lullaby.
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Doadars Uncle said 3974 days ago (January 27th, 2007)
Sweet
Delecate and attentive. Very nicely done.

Doug
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blaky smith said 3973 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
In the Dust
Thank you very much for this nice comment Doug, just as I listen to your tune "in the dust", very good...
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jiguma said 3974 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
From one grandfather ....
.... to another, a lovely song. I love the way French lyrics seem to be able to draw out special moods from a piece of music. From a production point of view, I'd possibly raise the volume on your vocals a little, but otherwise this works really well. Clmentine is a lucky little girl to have such a pretty song written about her.
Merci,
Neil
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blaky smith said 3974 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Hello Grandfather
Thanks Neil for your comment. I'm happy to read you.
I agree totally with you about the production, the level of the voice is too low and I realized this problem after my post here, too late...
I have to blame my disloyal headphone (trash tomorrow)... and me.
Thank you again Neil.
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Youra said 3974 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Well done !
For me, your better song to this day. Great singing, in a national tradition held by guys like Gainsbourg or Daho. Sweet arrangements, bit old-fashionned keyboards and drums, but the charm is here, the melody really beautiful. Beautiful texture in the voice. J'aime.
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blaky smith said 3974 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Merci
pour ces belles paroles encore Youra, malgre le fait que je me suis un peu loupe sur les derniers reglages, trahi par mon casque qui sortait ma voix tellement aigue que je l ai réduite, bien trop a mon sens...
Dommage que je n ai pas corrige ce probleme avant de poster un peu vite !
Ceci dit, ton commentaire me rassure, merci encore...
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said 3974 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Love it
Kudos...My friend.
Thanks for sharing.
Take care
Kenta
blaky smith said 3973 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Hello Kenta
Thank you for listening this song and for your comment, I'm glad you like it...
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Clementine & Co said 3973 days ago (January 28th, 2007)
Clementine & Co
Dear Papily,
Thank you for your lovely song. I love it.
Dad, Mum and I are so proud of you !
See you soon

Clementine
blaky smith said 3969 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Wow !
What a great surprise !
Thank you very much for this nice comment, I'm glad you like this tune, you are my inspiration and it's me who is proud of you ...
Please Clementine, put a picture in this white box and now, since that you are registered here, I'm waitng to hear a tune from you !
With all my love...
Paplly
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Ed Hannifin said 3972 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
What a cool grandfather!
You and Neil Porter (jiguma) are going to get along just fine!

Once again, great heart... Has an almost Leonard Cohen feel in the delivery...

Your time continues to be great... So all the relatively simple parts fit together seamlessly... I love the bass notes against the piano... I could perhaps hear bringing up the nice arpeggiated chords from what I think is your guitar in the right speaker...

Well, Marc... time to make sure that I don't miss any more of your work...

I see that your family is already letting you know what a cool father/grandfather you are... Even an 'outsider' has to say that this is obvious...

Ed
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blaky smith said 3969 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Obvious !
I find the sense of this word, thank you my dictionary...
And I'm glad you love this song. Once again, thank you very much Ed for your opinion and your nice comment. The third today, you are too kind !
It's encouraging for a grandfather which is learning to play music !
Thanks again...
Marc
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thoddi said 3972 days ago (January 29th, 2007)
ce fruit de la passion
I don't speak French, but I think I get the meaning of that sentence. I think it can be said about your grandchild, but also your passion for making music.

And from passion comes great art. Like this song. Beautiful work Marc:)

I love this one. I'll have a copy please:)
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blaky smith said 3969 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
Translation
Thank you very much Thoddi for these kind words.
Great art ! You are really too kind...
I'm glad you like this song. I put the translation on the lyrics...

Marc
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said 3971 days ago (January 30th, 2007)
Soothing...
Lovely arrangement Marc. Nice vocal delivery. I wish I had a translation of the lyrics. (To my great shame I flunked French in High School.) I really like the organ playing in the middle. Restrained yet effective. Yes...don't be ashamed of your fine singing voice...it CAN come up a little. Bravo!

Be well!

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blaky smith said 3969 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
Flunked !
but no problem, I put the translation of the lyrics, hard work and hoping it's correct...
Thank you for listening this song and for your comments Micheal. It's really a pleasure to read you to take your opinion.
Merci beaucoup

Marc
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j2morrow said 3969 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Nice job
This is a beautiful song, Marc. Can't find a thing I'd change. Realy like the harpsicord peeking through in the background, by the way.
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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks
Thank you for listening this song and for your comment, I'm glad you like it...
Marc
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paddler said 3969 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
Hello
The organ sound is great in your song - reminds me a little of the lilt of an accordian.The lyrics are beautiful too.I find french words very emotional - there is a song called 'Autre Fois' by Pink Martini that is very special also for me - perhaps you have heard it? Thank you for your past comments on some of my songs - its appreciated
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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks
You're really too kind. Thanks a million for these lovely comments.
Very much appreciated that you took the time to listen. I'm glad you enjoyed this...
Marc
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ktb said 3969 days ago (February 1st, 2007)
very cool
loved that organ solo. everything was just so laid in the pocket. a groove with a sway. most bien.
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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Cool
Thank you for listening and for this comment. I'm glad you like it.
Marc
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pumpkinxo said 3969 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
Very good
Very nice song! I love the way you sing. It reminds me of Gainsbourg!!!
Keep going this way!!!
bud said 3969 days ago (February 2nd, 2007)
You show the patience and tenderness
of a Grandfather in this piece. Beautifully paced and orchestrated, and your voice convey the touching lyrics with sensitivity and grace. Really well done. Glad I stopped by.
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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Tenderness...
Thanks Bud to take the time to listen and for this comment. I'm really glad you like it.
Marc
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mikkinylund said 3964 days ago (February 6th, 2007)
Very good
I am very happy I found your music and talent, you put yourself up as a fan of one of my songs, otherwise I may not have ended up, thank you. This a very good song, good performance. Even do my French is minimal at best, I can hear the honesty and truth through your voice. Very good lyrics. A clear Dl, you have another fan! Amure/Mikki
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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Another fan
Wow, so much compliments. Your comment touches me deeply, Mikki !
Believe me, this is greatly appreciated...
Thanks again.
Marc
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moorlandt said 3961 days ago (February 10th, 2007)
you nailed it
Marc, je ne sais pas comment, mais j'avais presque ratee cette chanson. VERY Gainsbouresque like your daughter mentions right. An absolute delight to my ears. Simple but very effective arrangement and beautiful poetic lyrics. You nailed it with this song, Marc. Great tune.

- Walter
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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Gainsbourg...
Thanks for this comment Walter. Coming from you, that's a real compliment and I feel very honored.
Marc
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said 3928 days ago (March 15th, 2007)
Love Song
what a beautiful thing! love the slow, steady groove - nice organ solo. i'm one of those who could hear a cretin speak french and fall in love - so this does it for me. your lyrics are gorgeous, and steeped in love. thank you for the sweet listen - i enjoyed this very much. anne
blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
French language
Anne, You're really too kind. Thank you very much for these lovely comments. Very much appreciated that you took the time to listen.
Marc
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claude luttmann said 3925 days ago (March 17th, 2007)
Superbe
Super cette chanson pour Clmentine. C'est vrai il y a du Gainsbourg dans tout cela.
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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Welcome
Merci pour ces mots gentils et bienvenue chez MacJams...
Et bien content d echanger quelques mots dans notre langue !
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Magritte said 3925 days ago (March 17th, 2007)
Comment cela m'a manque?
Tout doux, tout simple...une chanson d'amour toute touchante.
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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
French comment
Merci Mag d avoir pris le temps d ecouter et pour ces mots gentils, qui plus est en Francais...!
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musichead said 3925 days ago (March 18th, 2007)
wow!!!
very sweet, I was afraid of having to read the lyrics,But it didnt matter .. I understood by just sitting back and closing my eyes. Very nice song. I loved the keyboard sounds and production. Well written!!!

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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks
Steve, thanks so much for this very nice comment.
Marc
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william devine said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
thank you
for the song and the translation.
I love the sound of this recording...
great to add to the hard drive files
love when the organ comes in
and i love your voice
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blaky smith said 3918 days ago (March 25th, 2007)
Thanks
I am glad you like it. Thank you for listening...
Marc
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dajama said 3890 days ago (April 21st, 2007)
Beautiful
Full of emotion (lyrically and musically) and the words are sweet. I love the keyboard sounds. I like that organ coming in. I would increase the level of your vocal a little, and maybe pull the harpsichord up a little as well. But what do I know? This is full of soul. Nice work.
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blaky smith said 3796 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Full of soul
Thanks very much for this comment. I'm really glad you like it.
Marc
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guitapick said 3874 days ago (May 7th, 2007)
I understand very little French...
...but I definitely get the message here.

Beautifully done, blaky.

Bob
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blaky smith said 3796 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
French lyrics
Thank you for listening this song and for your comments Bob. Greatly appreciated.
Marc
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SmokeyVW said 3832 days ago (June 18th, 2007)
bravo
i guess this is the blues, yet it is so uplifting! gentle, very heartfelt. excellent.

i suggest raising the level on the vocals. maybe add a tiny bit of reverb?

thank you!
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blaky smith said 3796 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Heartfelt...
Thank you very much for this comment.
Yes, I agree about the level on the vocals and I retain this consulting for the next song...
Thanks again
Marc
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said 3830 days ago (June 20th, 2007)
YA know
I say why listen to a radio or buy anything being forced upon us out there all I need is MJ's and paople like you who creat just plain good music!!!!! enjoyed it and I dont need to speak your language, but I know papillon is a butterly that is why you are singing about something beautifull...
blaky smith said 3796 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
YA know
I agree with you about the good music on MJ...
Thank you very much, your comment touches me and I'm glad you enjoyed this song. Thank you to take the time to listen.
Cheers
Marc

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said 3829 days ago (June 22nd, 2007)
I'm touched
This is beautiful and the words are perfect for this composition. I wish I had a grandfather who loved me this much.
blaky smith said 3796 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Me too
I'm touched,
by your very kind words,
and impressed by this nice and mysterious eye
Thanks to take the time to listen
Marc
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Moviz said 3827 days ago (June 23rd, 2007)
I just...
Called by to say thanks for the 'fan-ship' on my last song as I'm still playing catch-up with the artistes on MJ. I listened to this beautiful song and loved your vey French treatment of it both vocally and lyrically. The words are a quite emotional observance of this little girl, which anyone with a small child in their family will recognize. I'm glad I stopped by, Thanks, M
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blaky smith said 3796 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Emotional
Merci Maurice
Your comment touches me, thank you very much...
Marc
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said 3826 days ago (June 24th, 2007)
Bonjour Marc
Je vous remercie beaucoup. Je suis illumine! (and that would be about all the French I remember from l'ecole! :-) ) Your song for Clementine is one of the most poignant songs I have ever heard! Your voice is incredibly, "romance language" beautiful! And your lyrics gave me a new perspective full of wonderful light - very poetic and full of insight. I am lost in the moments of your music! Thank you so much for your avatar on my page - I am so honored!!!
En toute amitie,
Carole June
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blaky smith said 3824 days ago (June 27th, 2007)
Merci Carole
You're really too kind. Thank you for listening and these lovely comments...
I'm glad you enjoyed this and I feel very honored, as I say on your mailbox...
Amicalement
Marc
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lengold said 3826 days ago (June 25th, 2007)
Beautiful ...
...Beautiful song, well done.
Cheers
Len
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blaky smith said 3796 days ago (July 25th, 2007)
Thanks
Len to take the time to listen and for this comment. I'm really glad you like it.
Marc
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said 3794 days ago (July 26th, 2007)
Soothing ...
.. and beautiful. The pace and phrasing are really something special. In the true "chanteur" tradition, this is a wonderful piece. I love the production and the vocal is captured perfectly.
caroline said 3733 days ago (September 26th, 2007)
lovely...
your granddaughter is indeed blessed - the french language holds a magic all its own and here it shines like a crystal in the sunlight - blimey - your music has made me come over all poetic - thank you
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davisamerica said 3704 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
another wonderful surprise
in visiting here today. trying to keep up is a challenge but with this one it payed off! a hudge fan!!
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racerat said 3704 days ago (October 24th, 2007)
touching
Sweet, tender and emotional. The song and arrangement are simple and allow for the emotion of the lyrics to shine through. I don't agree with you that you think the vocals are too low. I think they are about right. You could add a low-cut filter and that would (by cutting out low frequencies that are battling the other lows in the song) separate your vocals and make them more apparent without your having to increase the volume. Just a thought. Nice song. Thank you also for your past comments on my songs....
Best,
Philip
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davisamerica said 3661 days ago (December 6th, 2007)
right then
lovely..simply beautiful. cannot speak french but your music speaks to the heart anyway so does not matter. thanks for a wonderful morning tune!
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timothy devine said 3635 days ago (January 1st, 2008)
wish i could understand French
the lyric must be special. cause the sound of this production is so sweet.
I loved this.
peace
tim
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Heightened said 3590 days ago (February 15th, 2008)
Super cool
So well put together and the organ breaking in was the cherry on the cake!
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said 3513 days ago (May 2nd, 2008)
Clementine
You Rock blaky
I am a bit pushed for time. But You know I love your accent, singing and your great music. I am actually going to have a blaky music night haha

Peace love great respect

Dee xx
Philip18 said 2439 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
Clémentine
A moving song - touch of Leonard Cohen in the feel and the delivery. I love the imagery. Merci pour le chanson!
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