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J'attendrai

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Written in 1933 by Dino Olivieri (music) and Nino Rastelli (lyrics).

Arranged for solo English Concertina.

 

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Beautiful tune, beautifully played.

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Lovely stuff Randy, I absolutely adore that tune - you just need Django Reinhardt on guitar with you, like Stéphane Grappelli did! ;)

 

Mind you, Rina Ketty made a lovely job of singing it too...

 

J'attendrai, le jour et la nuit,
J'attendrai toujours, ton retour,

J'attendrai, car l'oiseau qui s'enfuit
Vient chercher l'oubli dans son nid.
Le temps passe et court,
En battant tristement dans mon coeur si lourd
Et pourtant j'attendrai ton retour

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....and here I am still cutting out my little paper sailor concertina player.......snort !

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here is the Django/Grappelli clip

 

Yes, it's said to be the only film clip of Django with a soundtrack and I think they only recorded it once otherwise, at Decca, London on 1st February 1938. That was under the original Italian title as "Tornerai" and with Stéphane on piano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8EzuGIPHnI

 

"Tornerai" had been an Italian mega-hit for Aldo Visconti in 1937; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHvWKkDaWE8 before becoming a French one for Rina Ketty as "J'attendrai" (with French lyrics written by Louis Poterat) in 1938; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctU8sVUwF4Q

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here is the Django/Grappelli clip

 

Yes, it's said to be the only film clip of Django with a soundtrack and I think they only recorded it once otherwise, at Decca, London on 1st February 1938. That was under the original Italian title as "Tornerai" and with Stéphane on piano: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8EzuGIPHnI

 

With French lyrics, written by Louis Poterat, it became a hit song for Rina Ketty the same year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ctU8sVUwF4Q

 

 

This is a totally amazing clip. It was on YouTube a while back then disappeared. Thankfully, it's back!

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Randy that was beautiful.

Thanks for posting that for us.

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