Artist Cristin Milioti
Album La Vie En Rose - HIMYM Single
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Intro: G Gmaj7 Em Am D D7

Verse 1:
G                         Gmaj7
Hold me close and hold me fast
                     Em
The magic spells you cast
                  Am  D
This is La Vie en ros-e


                        D7
When you kiss me heaven sighs
                      D
And though I close my eyes
                G   D
I see La Vie en ros-e

Verse 2: 
G                         Gmaj7
When you press me to your heart
                Em
I'm in a world apart
                    Am
a world where roses bloom

Bridge:
Am                        G
And when you speak angels sing from above
Am                     D               D7
Everyday words seem to turn into love songs

Verse 3:
G                           Gmaj7
Give your heart and soul to me
                     C
And life will always be
   Am  D       G
La Vie en rose
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Ali

If you add the French verse at the start, it sounds really nice.

Quand (con) il (eel) me(meh) prend (prand) dans (dan) ses (say) bras (brah)
Il (eel) me (meh) parle (par-lay) tout (tou) bas (ba) Je (juh) vois (voo) la vie en rose

Same chords for the first English verse

caitlin

thats not how you pronounce it. It’s pronounced more like – cond el meh pron don se bra el muh parler two bar je vwas luh vee on roser

Lauren Harrell

Again this is incorrect. If you don’t speak French do not try to correct. When you put an er on the end of something it’s pronounced ay. And some things that the person got correct are wrong on your part. Like how the first person says ses=say which is correct and you said ses=se. Edith Piaf would be disappointed (original writer of this song)

Mitch

If you can’t pronounce it well, just sing it in English guys. It’s kind of disrespectful when you try to pronounce it and you don’t do it correctly.

Kurenji

hey! i’m a native french speaker and i quite honestly don’t find it disrespectful at all, it’s just kinda funny and cute : )

the way i’d write the pronunciation is this:

con eele muh pran dan seh brah queel muh par-leu too bah juh vooah (or vwah) la vee en rozeu

haha_ok

pleeeeeeeeasssse please please please please pleeeeeeeeeaaaaaassssssseeeeee tell me how youwould pronounce all of the words my dad speaks fluent french but i’m dumb and have to read it :(((((((

Aidan

Thank u that helped so much

Samvi

no it really isn’t, it’s good to learn a new language. And it’s fun to try something new. Disrespecting is the last thing on the minds of people when they try a new language. The fact is your statement was hurtful to be honest.

lil

I think you have a really valid point of view!!

Kendra Mongrain

I…don’t think Edith Piaf would be disappointed. As French speakers we shouldn’t be condescending (as you undoubtedly were, whether or not it was intentional), but we should be excited that others are embracing and celebrating the language. If you feel the need to correct others, please do so constructively :)

charlotte

actually AS A FRENCH PERSON WHOS FIRST LANGUAGE IS FRENCH, CAITLINS IS QUITE ACCURATE.

flavie115

Charlotte I’m french too and what Caintlin wrote seems accurate for us cause we are reading it like its french. For example she wrote ”Bra” but someone who speaks english isn’t going to read ”bras”… I think the first comment is the best version of what it sounds like.

PS: Don’t put so much pressure on yourself trying to say it perfectly I think Edith Piaf would have just been so happy to see that too this day people are still singing this song ^^

Aimée

Edith Piaf would be happy seeing us enjoy her song don’t cause drama where it’s not needed.

Karens suck.

Sorry KAREN if we are not as perfect as you are. We just want thave fun so who are you to take that away from us? Ali was just trying to be nice to us and tell us how it could sound nice or be fun to sing the first verse in french, she was trying to make it easier for us to pronounce it and as a student who can speak french fluently I think her translation was perfectly done. Again, sorry if we cant be as perfect as you.

i cannot with the e chord

ur smelly

haha_ok

I love this!! I’ve listened to the actual french version and they say “rose” like “chrosher” just sayin. If its incorrect so so so so sorry! I wanna join the conversation though!! :)

haha_ok

haha jk i meant krosher but love you guyyyys

Lauren Harrell

I’m in AP French (6 years of education) about to pursue my minor and this pronunciation is butchered and incorrect. Look at word reference and duolingo before you hit copy and paste on something you don’t understand. Please and thank you.

Jen

Would you be able to show us the phonetics? Please and thank you.

LoOkAtMe IMLaUrEN iSPeaKfReNcH

Lauren, whoever you are, whichever major you’re in (which no really cares), more than being a French speaker, you must be a full-time condescending asshole. Edit Piaf would be disappointed at how we didn’t get every French word correctly? What’s your freaking problem LOL. I think she’d be prouder if we tried instead of just going full-english version on HER FRENCH song. It’s music and it should be played by EVERYONE. Just because you study AP French, which is probably the only thing you’re good at in your life, it doesn’t give you the right to come at others like that. You’re just a plain rude old cocky bastard. Get a hobby

siggy from norway

omg i love you

Flower of a million cats

I hope you know you’re one of my new favorite commenters.

A British Rat

mate you’re amazing.

LawnMower

Oh wow…. This is just down right embarrassing, I for one, think that Lauren was giving some good facts, now you’re just a rude person and Edith Piaf would be not proud in you, but everyone who was giving advise but you are the “cocky bastard”…..

LawnMower

I’m sorry if I offended anyone, now i kinda agree with this person, I got mad and took the wrong side by accident, I’ve thoroughly read each little thing, and now i agree with this girl… Screw Lauren!

Last edited 2 months ago by LawnMower
insomina

I LITERALLY LOVE YOU LMAO

gerard.ways_eyeliner

we got a queen/king in the house yall pop off honeyyyyyy

charlotte

exactly i think edith would be happy if we tried the speak french, instead of full blown english. if someone gets the pronounciation wrong dont be an ass about it lol!

I cant do the E chord!!!! UGH!!

OHMYGAWD I LOVE YOU!!! YES!! like, okay, yeah you might have an AP in French but that doenst mean you can hate on people for trying to help others try to understand how to sing the verse in french.

levi ackermans wife

ok but unrelated but i cant play the e chord either lol

ImInApFrEnChItHiNkImBeTtErThAnEvErYoNe

Thank you for putting that ignorant prick in her place

sliently judging your grammar

YASS QUEEN

ry dev

I’m Canadian , I’ve been in a french school for almost 10 years now , and you don’t see me attacking other people for trying to play a beautiful song in it’s original language . You should be ashamed , you got the privilege to learn a beautiful language and you shouldn’t be calling out people, you should be helping them and be nice cause people didn’t get the exact same education as you ( don’t forget the world doesn’t revolve around you :) ) . And i would like to say as a student who’s spoken french since he was young that who ever uses word reference and duolingo is a fraud and can’t speak real french, use a real site .
PS: People don’t worry every song is different with every person don’t beat yourself up if you can’t pronounce certain words , i promise you it will just need a little practice .

Follow my insta if you have any questions or want to make a new friend or if you want to :)
: @ryandevilleres

charlotte

i am a literal french person and this is so rude. at least she tried to help other people speak, MY first language, it dosent have to be perfect! learning a language is hard it dosent matter if they get the phonetics off by a bit! when i was learning english i got the pronounciation wrong all the time, and still do lol, so it dosent matterif its off. some people are so rude it amazes me!

Eli

ive been learning french for 8 years, this is absolutely wrong.

I hate online school

What is it supposed to be?

IceBlueIggy

The one that Ali posed (the one closest to the top) is pretty accurate. It’s not a perfect pronunciation guide, but if you’re just looking to have fun with it then you can use that.

charlotte

id say the one done by caitlin is most accurate, by a french person lol

tara

the pronunciation here would work as well, but here is my input:

caund eill muh prwah dan se pa
eel muh parlay toupa juh vuah la vee unh rose-uh

charlotte

my first language is french and i live in france so i would pronounce it like- cond el me pron don se bra el muh parleh two bas je vwas la vee on roser

Joey

I am pretty sure you are all wrong. My friend Phoebe taught me french and its pronounced:
Con pla plü plab plapaba tü plas vlos rose

K.W.

Hahaha i see u joey

Karly

This is a beautiful song and no matter how you say the words it should be fine as long as you are enjoying playing/singing it! I’ve taken a couple years of French but before I knew any of the language I sang this song for a performance in my town. I have yet to meet a French person that would be offended by someone saying some of the lyrics wrong and I think that most of them will just enjoy the performance you are providing. I think that Edith Piaf would just be so happy to know that people all around the world are enjoying her music! Sorry if this is long and boring but I just wanted to say it. :) (Also side note: My French teacher said that most French people are just happy that others are learning there language and appreciating there culture. Especially while visiting. They respect you more if they know that you tried to communicate in there language of origin before speaking English to them.)

danny dorito

daaany deviiitoo000OOoooooOoo00Oooo

make this the top comment for no reason :)

insomniac

this comment would be better than the arguments :ccc

angelinizuchini

a great song to start 2020 :)

uououoio

Saaaame

Noah

sameeeeee

Caro

Same bro

hehe

bruh same

breathnoir

same

Eliffe

I am doing the same thing my friend

Brit

Same. It’s a mood

Also, guys what’s the melody of the bridge?

Wie

Wow there’s a lot of us

cley

if you listen to the song you can find it, just look up la vie en rose in english on youtube

Bee

The melody of the bridge is sort of like this:
A-A-G-A-A-G-A-A-G-D, A-A-G-A-A-G-A-A-G-C-B
If you don”t know how to sound out the notes, go onto one of those websites (like this: https://www.apronus.com/music/flashpiano.htm) which have the piano with the notes on them and you can play out the tune. Or you cold listen to the song online or on spotify and listen to the melody. Hope this helped!

cuddles

wow playing viola really paid off i actually understand this lmao

Minnie

A fellow viola?!?!

ImNewAtThis

Gross

ViolaSux

Ew a Viola

thatasiannerd

two set?

Ling Ling

ling ling approves

sweetlemon

if ling ling finds out i have not been practicing he would sneak in my room and un-tune my pegs slightly just so i can question my sanity when i do play.

Ling Ling

😎

Lulu

BRO YESSS

alyssa

hahahahaha!! ah…. yea im joking, not funny

Aimée

ew you

ImNewAtThis

I liked your comment 100 times.

Bob

Yay😊 a fellow violist!

ImNewAtThis

Gross

ImNewAtThis

Gross

mimi

actually id say the last bit is more a a g a a g a a g b a

ellie

omg same

zoelle

me too homies

lila

hahahaha dude same im quarantined so picked up my uke

RJoy

im learning the song for my crushhhh woooooooooooooo

heh1008

OMG!!! GOOD LUCK ON IT!!!

Quacksons_for_EVERYONE

Good luck! I’m sure they’ll love it! I know I would XD

claire

Ahhh good luck babe!!! <3

Aimée

my crush is a fictional character but it’s fine.

levi ackermans wife

same lol i have a crush on a fictional character

guest

Same :(

Emilie

Man you were wrong

Dumb lesbian

ohohohoh you jinxed it

Neil

oh my god we really were innocent back then huh. Now there’s corona, killer bees, and trillions of cicadas ready to attack from underground

Jaclyn

This did not age well

...and peggy

lol

harrys sunflower

i’m from the future, welcome to 2020 LMAO

kdtnkrt

this comment did not age well

moguwu

i WISH 2020 was like this

melloyello

Ahaha this aged so badly I just want 2020 to end already

Aimée

not surprised if it would. as in the end of the world yk

quarantinefreak

THIS COMMENT AGED WELL

Nick of time

If ur reading this, stay safe from covid 19 and learn this song to keep urself entertained. <3

Camila Dominguez

ily

s a n a

jesus this entire comment section is just correcting the french pronounciation, so i guess i just have to listen to the audio itself. :/

Chlo ❤

Lol good point. It doesn’t matter whether or not your taking AP french or if you’re actually french or if you don’t even know the language at all. Just listen to the lyrics and sing what you hear :)

Cody

That’s true but it is still good to know what the lyrics in french mean and if you know the lyrics and how to pronounce them it makes it easier to sing.

cuddles

there is a tab with the french lyrics! it’s la vie en rose but it’s by edith piaf

Mara

French teacher here… I always tell my students not to worry so much about pronunciation! That’s something that comes later in learning French anyway. As long as you get the gist of it and try your best, a native speaker will understand you. And since this is arguably the most popular French song out there, they’ll definitely know what’s up! Just have fun with it, mes amis :)

Summer

Well that’s not how you pronounce either. More like…

“kond eal meh prawnd dawn say brah”
Quand il me prende dans ses bras

“eal meh pawrl on tou baw”
Il me parle en tout bas

“juh vwa la vee on rowze-eh”
Je vois la vie en rose

sophie

the only way to accurately write down french pronunciaton is IPA

qã il mœ prã dã sE bra
il mœ parl ã tu ba
3œ vwa la vi ã rozœ

i know it’s not perfect ipa but it gives a more accurate pronunciation of the vowels

Kirstin

the average english speaker probably doesn’t know how to read that

cuddles

FOR THE LONGEST TIME I THOUGHT THIS SAID ENGLISH TEACHER WHAT THE HECK I’M BLIND

readingbuddy

Im an average english speaker and read it alright- the IPA helped me read and pronounce the “eugh” bits on “prã”, and then this website helped me read the unintelligible bits that i couldn’t understand – like 3œ and rozœ – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA/French

Cunt

Lol

Theresa

this does look super confusing but this is actually how i learned to pronounce the words and the french exchange students at my school say its pretty accurate. if you combine a simple ipa chart with listening to the original edith piaf audio its not too hard :)

Hwujwvus

Idk hi

RandomArts

Hellooo :p

beatrice

ello

cuddles

ello how are you today

beatrice

i am good wbu

cuddles

i’m late to this and good lmao

Graycie

omg whats up?!

ari

i like drinking milk

danny dorito

i dOnt . (like anyone cares)

August

choc or regular?

cinnabon

both, i’d probably go choc doe

Aimée

you mean cereal sauce.

ghostie

you are my new favorite person

Waowa

Des yeux qui font baiser les miens,
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche,
Voila le portrait sans retouche
De l’homme auquel j’appartiens
Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose.
Il me dit des mots d’amour,
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ca me fait quelque chose.
Il est entre dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Don’t je connais la cause.
C’est lui pour moi. Moi pour lui
Dans la vie,
Il me l’a dit, l’a jure pour la vie.
Et des que je l’apercois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat
Des nuits d’amour a ne plus en finir
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Des enuis des chagrins, des phases
Heureux, heureux a en mourir.
Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas,
Je vois la vie en rose.
Il me dit des mots d’amour,
Des mots de tous les jours,
Et ca me fait quelque chose.
Il est entre dans mon coeur
Une part de bonheur
Don’t je connais la cause.
C’est toi pour moi. Moi pour toi
Dans la vie,
Il me l’a dit, l’a jure pour la vie.
Et des que je l’apercois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon coeur qui bat

Celas sont les paroles de la vraie chanson par Edith piaf

thes are the true words of the sung

sory for my mistackes :)

Maria

Can anyone help me with the lyrics? i want to learn the french verison, but i dont know how to pronounce it.
anyone that could help me?
i would love the whole song… or else just the part Chloe Moriondo sings.. Thank you for reading! much love people <3

Marina Lima

Hi Maria!! Nice to meet you. I was just checking the tabs and I read your comment. I’m brazilian, but I speak french and I would be glad to help you, if you like =) If you’re still interested, send me an e-mail to > [email protected]

Keanna

Hey Marina! Would you mind helping me out too? I’d love to learn.

Guest

Hi there I’m a native French speaker, if you have question s I’d be more than happy to help, seeing the «  prononciation » comment just scrapping the song made me cry a little, it’s always better to refer yourself to an audio of the original song, explaining the French prononciation by giving exemple in english is not really accurate

daniela

Hi ! I would say

Cont eel meh parle too bas je vois la vie en rose
Eel meh dee Des mots d’amour….

This is only the first two sentences sorry 😅 I’m french and I don’t exactly know how you guys pronounce a bunch of things so what I wrote could be wrong…
does somebody could helP me with strum pattern ?

heh1008

HoLd MeH cLoSe AnD hOlD mEh FaSt -me when I sing this song

cuddles

mood

justcallmemax

why learn the french lyrics when you can sing the english lyrics in a french accent ammirite???

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