10 novembre 1960 Non, rien de rien No, nothing at all Non, je ne regrette rien No, I don't regret anything at all Ni le bien qu'on m'a fait Nor the good that was given me ni le mal, Tout ça m'est bien égal Nor the evil. General CommentNON, JE NE REGRETTE RIEN Paroles: Michel Vaucaire, musique: Charles Dumont, enr. "Non, je ne regrette rien" (French pronunciation: [nɔ̃ ʒə nə ʁəɡʁɛtə ʁjɛ̃], meaning "No, I regret nothing") is a French song composed by Charles Dumont, with lyrics by Michel Vaucaire. Le boudin colloquially meant the gear (rolled up in a blanket) that used to be carried atop the backpacks of Legionnaires. https://music.fandom.com/wiki/Non,_je_ne_regrette_rien?oldid=88193. It is very well known not just in France, but all over the world through Édith Piaf's version of the song which was recorded in 1960 and was very popular as seen by the facts that it went for weeks in the French Singles & Airplay Reviews charts. A variety of English language versions have been recorded. France agreed, and the Belgian Legionnaires remained in French Algeria, the Legion's home, to the dismay of the rest of the Legionnaires. It’s super easy, we promise! Given the crimes commited, Algerians are not very fond of the song. [3], The rhymes of the words echo the rhythm of the melody following typical French meter, where words almost always stress the final syllable, in iambic and anapestic compositions. "Le Boudin" is a reference to boudin, a type of blood sausage or black pudding. I was desperate and it gave me a new life and much more than I ever hoped for. Another hypothesis suggests that because the Legion accepted no Frenchmen (hence the adjective in its name), a Frenchman wishing to join could do so only by pretending to be a (French-speaking) foreigner, a Belgian. The song also mentions the Swiss who constituted the most important foreign contingent of the Legion in the 1870s. At the time, France was caught up in a dirty war with a former colony, Algeria, which would not come to an end for another two years. Strange to me is the use of the song in a remix in the banlieus, beacuse that's were a … The song relates the Legion's feat of arms in Tuyên Quang (1884–1885) and in Camerone (1863), the date of which (April 30) is celebrated as the Legion's anniversary. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. While the tune was composed prior to the Legion's departure for Mexico in the 1860s, the lyrics were progressively composed after the Franco-Prussian War since Alsatians and Lorrains flocked to the legion after the regions were annexed by Germany. [2], "Beau Geste BBC 1982 EP 7 - The Battle - Le Boudin", "Major Foster orders the singing of "Le Boudin, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Le_Boudin&oldid=971271374, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, The song is sung by the depleted half-company of Legionnaires in, This page was last edited on 5 August 2020, at 02:50. The song has been recorded by many other performers, including : Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. The song thus says that there is no blood sausage (boudin) for the Belgians. to tell us what you think this song means. "Ne oplakujem" (Croatian) by Ana Štefok in 1964. [4] The superlative, all-encompassing object arousing the transcendent emotions of the lover singing the song, and the use of passive reflexive verb (ni le bien qu'on m'a fait / ni le mal) to describe good and bad perceived by a person can be rendered (not the good that one did to me / nor the bad) using the absolute impersonal pronoun.[5]. The song also mentions the Swiss who constituted the most important foreign contingent of the Legion in the 1870s.[1]. That is why the song was dedicated to the French Foreign Legion, six years into a seemingly never-ending conflict with one of the many French colonies that rebelled against France’s expansionism. [1] Another hypothesis suggests that because the Legion accepted no Frenchmen (hence the adjective in its name), a Frenchman wishing to join could do so only by pretending to be a (French-speaking) foreigner, a Belgian. Nevertheless, the Legion gets the most enthusiastic response from the crowd. Each of the linked songs/marches has its own page including a few pieces of information, a videoclip and lyrics. Regimental Songs of the French Foreign Legion. "Non, je ne regrette rien" (French pronunciation: ​[nɔ̃ ʒə nə ʁəɡʁɛtə ʁjɛ̃], meaning "No, I regret nothing") is a French song composed by Charles Dumont, with lyrics by Michel Vaucaire. Welcome to the list of songs and marches of the French Foreign Legion. This was was written in 1956. A literal translation is unable to maintain the internal harmony of lyric and tune, since English words usually stress an earlier syllable and are most often suited to trochaic (DA-da-DA-da) and dactylic (DA-da-da-DA-da-da) meter. [2] At the time of the recording, France was engaged in a military conflict, the Algerian War (1954–1962), and the 1st REP (1st Foreign Parachute Regiment) — which backed a temporary putsch of 1961 by the French military against president Charles de Gaulle and the civilian leadership of Algeria — adopted the song when their resistance was broken. It was written in 1956, and is best known throughÉdith Piaf's 1960 recording, which spent seven weeks atop the French Singles & Airplay Reviews chart. March of the French Foreign Legion. "Le Boudin" (French pronunciation: ​[lə budɛ̃]), officially "Marche de la Légion Étrangère" (English "March of the Foreign Legion"), is the official march of the French Foreign Legion. "Le Boudin" is sung while standing to attention or marching by all ranks of the French Foreign Legion. No regrets. It was written in 1956, and is best known throughÉdith Piaf's 1960 recording, which spent seven weeks atop the French Singles & Airplay Reviews chart. March of the French Foreign Legion: Le Boudin . The Legion marches at only 88 steps per minute, much slower than the 120 steps per minute of all other French military units. Discussion of their merits is ongoing. Lyrics submitted by Don’t have an account? Non-lyrical content copyright 1999-2020 SongMeanings, Javascript must be enabled for the correct page display, The Voice of the Sparrow: The Very Best of Edith Piaf. [1] The song makes also repeated reference to the fact that the Belgians are "lazy shirkers", which comes from the fact that Belgian King Leopold II, who wished to remain neutral in the Franco-German conflict, asked the French government not to commit the Belgian Legionnaires into the conflict. weezerific:cutlery, edited by meaning600, Non, je ne regrette rien Lyrics as written by Michel Vaucaire Charles Dumont, Lyrics © SEMI, Peermusic Publishing, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC. Log in now Non, je ne regrette rien is a French song composed by Charles Dumont, and written by Michel Vaucaire. "Ne, ne žalim ni za čim" (Serbian) by Lola Novaković in 1964. Since a person wishing to remain anonymous and lie about his identity often turned out to be a criminal wanting to evade the law and a prison sentence, and criminals rarely make the best soldiers, the "Belgians" ended up with a bad reputation. The word “foreign” in the name French Foreign Legion does not refer to faraway battlegrounds. [1], Piaf dedicated her recording of the song to the French Foreign Legion. When the Foreign Legion sang the song on embarkation of the last plane, they obviously meant to say that they didn't regret a thing they did. They left the barracks singing the song, which has now become part of the French Foreign Legion heritage and is sung when they are on parade. The leadership of the Regiment was arrested and tried but the non-commissioned officers, corporals and Legionnaires were assigned to other Foreign Legion formations. Consequently, the Legion contingent at the Bastille Day military parade march brings up the rear. In the United Kingdom, the song was at one time associated with the former, The song was adopted as "a personal anthem" by the former, Édith Piaf's 1960 recording of the song is sampled in the track "Nique La Police" by, The song is featured in many movies, including. Its own page including a few pieces of information, a videoclip and lyrics the.. 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