Saturday, July 27, 2013

"Les Sardines"

Unless you've been living under a tin some where, you may have heard of a popular song storming France this summer, "Les Sardines" by Patrick Sebastian. A very catchy tune.


Here are the lyrics in case you are French speaking impaired (as I am).

  SARDINES - PATRICK SEBASTIEN 

 To make an easy song, easy, Should first words morons, morons, A little melody that takes you well head, and a choreography to party, in this one, we get together, 5, or 6 or 7 and we all stick together, singing out loud. Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, sardines Sing, sing sardines, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, Sing sardines between the oil and the spices. (2x) Of course, it really is easy, easy, It is even completely stupid, moron, it's not made to think it is for a party, this is done to touch, rub the edges , then we get together, 5, or 6, or 7, and then we jump all singing out loud, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, sardines Sing, sing sardines, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, Sing sardines between the oil and the spices. (2x) And ... for a breath p'tit it differs in holding hands, And ... to be even more happy is doing there, there, there, singing my chorus! There, there, and hands in the air, there, there! There, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, ........ (Spoken 8 measures) And now we are all tightening! It tightens, and now we had known, we will sing the song of sardines! Caution! Come on! Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, sardines Sing, sing sardines, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, Sing sardines between the oil and the spices. (2x) Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, sardines Sing, sing sardines, Ha! What we are tight at the bottom of this box, Sing sardines between the oil and the spices. (1x) there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, ........ (8 measures) there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, there, ........ (8 measures)


As with most popular songs, it has spread all over You Tube here:


There is no short supply of self-made videos to the song. I'm not sure if it will ever arise in the States, "unfortunately." But who says sardine eaters can't promote it! Go out and make a video, submit it, and I'll post it on here.


3 comments:

  1. Congratulations for your sweet words about Patrick SEBASTIEN!!!! and the translation of the lyrics very primitive....
    In Bordeaux (city of famous wines) we will create The BORDEAUX SARDINE CLUB, our project is to taste blindly cans of sardines in diferents restaurants of the city... cheap and very expensive restaurants.... and to share around a white wine,good bread and canned sardines...
    Tell me what you think about... dear friend!!!

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    1. Thank you. It is a very catchy tune. I had a feeling a lot was lost in translation.

      The club sounds fantastic. What a great time that will be. If the
      BORDEAUX SARDINE CLUB accepts honorary members, sign me up!

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