Au revoir, Georges Moustaki.
May 23, 2013 6:12 PM   Subscribe

Au revoir, Georges Moustaki. The French chansonnier, who got his start writing for Edith Piaf, and later had a lengthy career of his own, has passed away. His simple, languid, contemplative songs include "Le Métèque", "Ma Solitude", "Votre Fille a Vingt Ans" and many, many, many more. He was 79.
posted by Capt. Renault (8 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
posted by Renoroc at 6:43 PM on May 23, 2013

posted by trip and a half at 7:18 PM on May 23, 2013

posted by Bromius at 7:30 PM on May 23, 2013

I know essentially nothing about Georges Moustaki, but I'm guessing that, like another classical-guitar plucking songster, Leonard Cohen, ol' Georges got laid like linoleum.

Sorry if that seems a bit irreverent for an obit thread, but, man, if you write good songs and you've got eyes like Georges, well... it's a done deal.

RIP Georges Moustaki, and thanks for the post, Capt. Renault. Any links to good English translations to his songs that anyone might drop into this thread will be greatly appreciated!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:35 PM on May 23, 2013

"Ma Liberté" and "Il Est Trop Tard", with French and English subtitles.
posted by Capt. Renault at 7:53 PM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]


Enjoyed Georges for years. RIP. The music continues, and in that way so does Georges.
posted by Vibrissae at 9:44 PM on May 23, 2013 [1 favorite]

This makes me very sad.
posted by zouhair at 4:21 AM on May 24, 2013

I didn't realize he co-wrote "Milord." One of my favorite Piaf chansons. RIP.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 6:15 AM on May 24, 2013

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