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These Foolish Things
Jane Birkin/Jimmy Rowles Lyrics


Oh! Will you never let me be?
Oh! Will you never set me free?
The ties that bound us
Are still around us
There's no escape that I can see
And still those little things remain
That bring me happiness or pain

A cigarette that bears a lipstick's traces
An airline ticket to romantic places
And still my heart has wings
These foolish things remind me of you
A tinkling piano in the next apartment
Those stumbling words that told you what my heart meant
A fair ground's painted swings
These foolish things remind me of you
You came you saw you conquer'd me
When you did that to me
I knew somehow this had to be
The winds of March that make my heart a dancer
A telephone that rings but who's to answer?
Oh, how the ghost of you clings!
These foolish things remind me of you

First daffodils and long excited cables
And candle lights on little corner tables
And still my heart has wings
These foolish things remind me of you
The park at evening when the bell has sounded
The "Ile de France" with all the gulls around it
The beauty that is Spring's
These foolish things remind me of you
How strange how sweet to find you still
These things are dear to me
They seem to bring you near to me
The sigh of midnight trains in empty stations
Silk stockings thrown aside dance invitations
Oh, how the ghost of you clings!
These foolish things remind me of you

Gardenia perfume ling'ring on a pillow
Wild strawb'ries only seven francs a kilo
And still my heart has wings
These foolish things remind me of you
The smile of Garbo and the scent of roses
The waiters whistling as the last bar closes
The song that Crosby sings
These foolish things remind me of you
How strange how sweet to find you still
These things are dear to me
They seem to bring you near to me
The scent of smould'ring leaves, the wail of steamers
Two lovers on the street who walk like dreamers
Oh, how the ghost of you clings!
These foolish things remind me of you

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: BOB STANLEY, PETER STEWART WIGGS, SARAH CRACKNELL

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Peter Nikolov

JIMMY ROWLES!!!

sonia meziat

great version!!! beautiful piano &lovely voices...nice realy nice

Felipe Mendes Degraf

Jane Birkin SEXY!!!!

棚瀬しゅういつ

Very sweet Perfect !

marshytv

The piano dominates which, it has to be said, is no bad thing.

Shane Leslie Mattison

bellissima!  

whatyouleavebehind

WONDERFUL!!!!

Fakir Ethan

This is amazing!

ukrandr

I just watched Daddy Nostalgia and was hooked on this song and this version in particular. Beautiful film too.

theuofc

Wonderful song from DADDY NOSTALGIE starring Dirk Bogarde and Jane Birkin. Thank you!

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