Le Déserteur - Various - Le Déserteur Et 13 Autres Chansons Pacifistes
Label: Philips - P 70.445 L • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: France • Genre: Pop • Style: Chanson
It was first sung by Marcel Mouloudjiin Subsequently, it was forbidden by the French censor to be sold or broadcast until The song is in the form of a letter written to the French President by a man who states that he is going to refuse his call to arms and desertand explains his reasons for doing Waiting For Time - Sam Sparro - Sam Sparro. In the late s, the song was covered by nuclear protesters in Brittanyas a In Blood And Goatskin - Luciation - Occultious Inlightmentsasion apostrophe to the fierce pro-nuclear French president Giscard d'Estaing in the Plogoff struggle.
A stanza of the song appears in Thomas Pynchon 's novel V. The last stanza of the song was altered by Boris Vian at the request of Michel Mouloudji Le Déserteur - Various - Le Déserteur Et 13 Autres Chansons Pacifistes wished to record it.
In the original stanza, the deserter is carrying arms, and intends to defend himself against the forces of law, should they pursue him. In the version of Mouloudji and many subsequent artists he is unarmed when he faces pursuers, and ready to die.
If you pursue me, Warn your policemen, That I won't be carrying a weapon, and that they can shoot me. The resulting version, in spite of its pacifist leaning, was banned from tillfrom public broadcast. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Le Deserteur Boris Vian song. New Folk Sounds in Dutch. Retrieved 27 October Lippincott Company.
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