On that day she was furious that her housekeeper Danielle had arranged a meeting with the two men without informing her. Edith Piaf - Non she let them wait an hour in her living room before she appeared.
Quick to the piano, go ahead! Nervous and perspiring, Dumont sang the song in a low voice. When he finished there was a big silence, as they waited for Piaf's verdict.
When he was hardly halfway through, she interrupted him. It will be my biggest success! I want it for my coming performance at L'Olympia! Piaf dedicated her recording of the song to the French Foreign Legion.
The leadership of the Regiment was arrested and tried but the non-commissioned officers, corporals and Legionnaires were assigned to other Foreign Legion formations. They left the barracks singing the song, which has now become part of the Edith Piaf - Non Foreign Legion heritage and is sung when they are on parade.
The rhymes of the words echo the rhythm of the melody following typical French meterwhere words almost always stress the final syllable, in iambic and anapestic compositions. A literal translation into English 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 Je Ne Regrette Rien DA-da-DA-da and dactylic DA-da-da-DA-da-da meter.
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