Introduced in '64 by Pia Colombo but her oldest recording is from '69 (Disc AZ). It was also suggested to Serge Réggiani and only when he declined it, Moustaki decided to risk his own version.
Strangers [as De Gastarbeider]
Rod McKuen [n°1 NL as Without A Worry In The World; follow-up of Soldiers Who Want To Be Heroes]
George Dalares [in Greek as O Metoikos]
Mélina Mercouri [as O Metikos]
An & Jan [as Leve De Liefde En De Lol]
Rob De Nijs [as Zwanenzang]
Louis Neefs sang it for an Era margarine commercial.