1967, Jean-Claude Brialy & Anna Karina – “Ne dis rien” (with an exercise)

“Ne dis rien” is one of the song appearing in Anna (1967) French musical-comedy film, directed by Pierre Koralnik and starring Anna Karina, Jean Claude Brialy and  Serge Gainsbourg. All the songs of this musical were written and composed by Serge Gainsbourg.

Serge Gainsbourg (1928-1991) was a French singer, songwriter, poet, composer, artist, actor and director. Regarded as one of the most important figures in French popular music, he was renowned for his often provocative and scandalous releases,as well as his diverse artistic output, which embodied genres ranging from jazz, chanson, pop and yé-yé, to reggae, funk, rock, electronic and disco music.

Exercise: great song to practise the “mode impératif“! Fill the gaps with six different verbs in the imperative mood as well as two nouns.

Lyrics (Paroles)

Ne dis rien, surtout pas,
Ne dis rien, …….… moi,
Ne dis rien, n’…….…pas peur,
Ne…….…rien de moi,
…….…moi jusqu’au bout de la …….…,
Jusqu’au bout de ma …….…,
…….… le temps, …….… demain,
…….… tout, ne…….…plus à rien

Answers

 

English translation of the song

Don’t say anything, really don’t,
Don’t say anything, follow me,
Don’t say anything, don’t be scared,
Don’t fear anything of me
Follow me to the end of the night
To the end of my madness
Let the time (be), forget about tomorrow
Forget everything, don’t think about anything

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