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bonnie and clyde

Vous avez lu l'histoire
De Jesse James
Comment il vécu
Comment il est mort
Ça vous a plus hein
Vous en d'mandez encore
Et bien
Ecoutez l'histoire
De Bonnie and Clyde

Alors voilà
Clyde a une petite amie
Elle est belle et son prénom
C'est Bonnie
A eux deux ils forment
Le gang Barrow
Leurs noms
Bonnie Parker et Clyde Barrow

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Moi lorsque j'ai connu Clyde
C'était un gars loyal
Honnête et droit
Il faut croire
Que c'est la société
Qui m'a définitivement abîmé

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

Qu'est-c' qu'on a pas écrit
Sur elle et moi
On prétend que nous tuons
De sang-froid
C'est pas drôl'
Mais on est bien obligé
De fair' tair'
Celui qui se met à gueuler

Bonnie and Clyde
Bonnie and Clyde

From the song by Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot. (Full lyrics here.)

This came out in the same year (1967) as Arthur Penn's legendary film 'Bonnie and Clyde', which paved the way for the socalled American New Wave.

"A sympathetic portrait of two barely articulate criminals, played by Warren Beatty and a newcomer, Faye Dunaway, that disconcertingly mixed sex, violence and hayseed comedy," as the NY Times put it. In retrospect the film's tagline about sums up the New Hollywood attitude: "They're young. They're in love. They kill people."

The song, by the way, was memorably covered by Luna, and sampled by MC Solaar (in 'Nouveau Western').


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