Friday, 29 January 2010
"La mer", a song written by French lyricist Charles Trenet (1913-2001), is the basis for the popular song "Beyond the Sea."
The English lyric was written by Jack Lawrence. It has been recorded by many singers, but Bobby Darin's version is the best-known.
It is claimed that Trenet wrote the song, together with Leo Chauliac, while riding a train in 1943. It was not until 1946 that he actually recorded the song, however.
It was featured in the opening credits to L.A. Story. The English version of the song featured prominently in the X-Files Season 1, Episode 12, also named "Beyond the Sea". The end credits for the French version of Finding Nemo actually contain "Beyond The Sea."
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