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The Poor People of Paris


Being one of the most sung about cities, there is no shortage of odes old and new to Paris. Here’s one, humorous, ‘cute’ song of pity directed toward the “poor people of Paris’ by none other than “Dino”, Dean Martin – who by the way has another great version of ‘la vie en rose’ sung in English. They don’t make them like this anymore! Enjoy…

Oh, and the lyrics are included below!:

Dean Martin-The Poor People of Paris

Just got back from Paris, France
All they do is sing and dance
All they got there is romance
What a tragedy….

Every boulevard has lovers
Every lover’s in a trance
The poor people of Paris

I feel sorry for the French
Every guy has got a wench
Every couple’s got a bench, kissing shamelessly

Night and day they’re making music
While they’re making love in French
The poor people of Paris

Milk or water from a sink
Make a true Parisian shrink
Wine is all he’ll ever drink
And it worries me….

For with wine as cheap as water
Oh it makes one stop and think
The poor people of Paris

Sister met a boy named Pierre
Had the craziest love affair
And the day after they parted there
He cried bitterly….

Pierre was there to bid her farewell
But he brought his new girl Claire
The poor people of Paris….

So don’t go to Paris, France
Not unless you’d like a dance
Not unless you want romance
Like those poor inhabitants, of Paris….

In the meantime, I got to hurry back there
I, I think I forgot something….

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A grad student in Paris for a two year stint