SUR LE PONT D'AVIGNON

Latest update on 24/03/2019

Artist: Rachel De Ruy
Author: traditional
Label: Odeon
Year: 1906

Old wedding song (chanson des oreillers - 15th Century). A popular children song since Adolphe Adam's operette l'Auberge Pleine (1853). International success followed in 1876 when it was the title song of a second operette. The bridge is the Pont Saint Bénézet, build in the 12th century over the Rhone river. Of the initial twenty two arches only four survived.

Covers:

1918:

Eva Gauthier

1939:

Jean Sablon

1949:

Margot Hielscher [German version]

1953:

Alan Mills

1956:

Lucienne Vernay

1959:

Caterina Valente

1961:

Joe Dowell [as The Bridge Of Love; hit US]

1961:

Pierre Brun

1962:

Michael Holm & Susie Becker [as Kuss mich mal]

1963:

Vico Torriani

1963:

Ray Charles Singers [as On The Bridge Of Avignon]

1977:

Mireille Mathieu [she's from Avignon]

1977:

Mungo Jerry

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