April In Paris
Freddy Martin Lyrics


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April in Paris,
Chestnuts in blossom,
Holiday tables,
Under the trees.
April in Paris,
This is a feeling,
No one can ever reprise.
I never knew the charm of Spring,
Never met it face to face,
I never knew my heart could sing,
Never missed a warm embrace,
"Til April in Paris,




Whom can I turn to?
What have you done to my heart?

Overall Meaning

The song April in Paris sung by Freddy Martin is an ode to the city of Paris during the spring season. The lyrics describe how beautiful the city looks during this time with blooming chestnut trees and tables set outdoors, under the trees. The first two lines of the song, "April in Paris, Chestnuts in blossom", set the tone for the rest of the song. The singer is amazed by the charm of Spring and how it fills his heart with joy. He has never experienced such an incredible feeling before, like the one he feels in Paris during April.


Furthermore, the lyrics also express the singer's surprise of not knowing this feeling before. He has never appreciated the warmth and beauty of Spring, nor has he ever had someone to embrace him. Until April in Paris, he has never experienced true love or felt his heart sing. At the end of the song, he questions himself about whom he can turn to and what has been done to his heart. These lines suggest that Paris and its charm have captured his heart and changed his life forever.


Line by Line Meaning

April in Paris,
The month of April in the city of Paris,


Chestnuts in blossom,
The lovely sight of blooming chestnut flowers during Spring,


Holiday tables,
Tables set up for holiday celebrations,


Under the trees.
The tables being placed under trees for a delightful ambiance,


April in Paris,
The beauty of April in Paris,


This is a feeling,
The emotions that arise when experiencing the beauty of Paris in Spring,


No one can ever reprise.
The unique feeling that cannot be replicated by anyone,


I never knew the charm of Spring,
The artist's lack of appreciation for the beauty of Spring prior to visiting Paris in April,


Never met it face to face,
The artist never actually experienced Spring firsthand before visiting Paris,


I never knew my heart could sing,
The artist experiencing a newfound happiness in Paris in Spring that they didn't know existed within them,


Never missed a warm embrace,
The singer never felt like they lacked anything until experiencing the beauty of Paris in Spring,


Til April in Paris,
The turning point of the artist's experiences due to Spring in Paris,


Whom can I turn to?
The singer feeling lost and unsure of what to do with their newfound emotions after visiting Paris in Spring,


What have you done to my heart?
Questioning the powerful effect that Paris in Spring had on the singer's emotions.




Lyrics © MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, Universal Music Publishing Group, Tratore, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Songtrust Ave, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: E. Y. Harburg, Vernon Duke

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Comments from YouTube:

William Fox

I remember this old song. I saw the movie with the same name back in the early 1950's.

Antonio Jiménez

Muchas gracias!

J J

Thanks for this.
What happened to MusicProf78?

The78Prof

The channel was taken down by YouTube and all videos deleted this past April due to filings by one particular copyright holder. Most all of the original videos have since been re-posted over three separate channels: this one, 'the45prof' (primarily post-1954 music), and 'Rick Colom Collection.'

Don Montague

Can you tell us which copyright holder that is?

♦️_Gabriel_⏳

Sounds Haunty.

Don Montague

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