Monday, November 1, 2010

Je t'attends - Maa muuttukoon

Pasi Kaunisto had one of his greatest and most loved hits with "Maa muuttukoon" (May the world change) in 1970. The immaculate lyrics were provided by Veikko "Vexi" Salmi. The original song "Je t'attends" (I am waiting for you) was written and performed by French legend Gilbert Becaud (b. François Silly). "Monsieur 100000 Volts" wrote many worldwide hits, of which the best-known are perhaps "Et Maintenant" (What Now My Love), "Je t'appartiens" (Let I Be Me) and "Nathalie" (finnpicked here).

Here's the pair:


Anonymous said...

The original lyrics are by Charles Aznavour, Becaud only composed it.

Anonymous said...

Well, not ONLY, obviously... A great tune, my favourite version is by Aznacour, it has all the poignancy needed.