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BK Lick Most Moving Love Song - folk or non-folk (135* d) RE: Most Moving Love Song - folk or non-folk 14 Dec 11


Hard to believe no one's mentioned Jacques Brel's "Ne Me Quitte Pas" -- perhaps because most Americans
are familiar only with the wretched Rod McKuen version. Watch this video and this video and prepare to shed some tears.
Wikipedia tells us tells us:
The lyrics [...] are sung to a theme borrowed from the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 by the composer Franz Liszt.
Ne me quitte pas was written after Brel's mistress "Zizou" (Suzanne Gabriello) threw him out of her life.
Zizou was pregnant with Brel's child, but Brel refused to acknowledge he fathered the child. Zizou later had an
abortion as a result of Brel's actions. It is considered by some as "Brel's ultimate classic."


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