Catherine Ferry – 1,2,3

Published in Medium, Positive Music on 1st October 2017
Catherine Ferry – 1,2,3

About Catherine Ferry:

Catherine Ferry (born 1 July 1953) is a French singer. In 1976, at the Eurovision Song Contest, Catherine Ferry represented France with the song “1,2,3” (Tony Rallo/ Jean Paul Cara). She ranked second in the contest. Among the backing vocalists was Daniel Balavoine, who wrote the B side “Petit Jean”. She worked and was produced mainly by Daniel Balavoine a famous French singer who wrote nearly 30 songs for her. In spring 2010, things have come full circle, Catherine Ferry came back to Geneva to record her new single “Petit Jean” with John Woolloff, the guitar player of the late Daniel Balavoine. As her songs became “cult” favourites, one of them, “1,2,3“, was selected to appear in the new movie “Potiche”, by French director François Ozon, starring Catherine Deneuve and Gérard Depardieu.
lyrics:

1, 2, 3, ma politique à moi
C’est d’être aimée de toi
Et chanter la la la la la la la
1, 2, 3, la vie n’est pas pour moi
Un livre de Kafka
1, 2, 3, jouez, jouez, musicien
Enchante-moi magicien
Tournez, tournez dans ma tête à moi
Fais briller les yeux des enfants rois
Fais-moi rêve comédien
Chante, danse, baladins
Dans la ronde folle entraînez-moi
Donnez-moi l’amour et la joie

1, 2, 3, qu’il pleuve sur les toits
Qu’il neige sur les mois
Il fait si bon dans tes bras
La la la la la la la
1, 2, 3, je n’entends que ta voix
Je ne vis que pour toi
Je t’aime
Jouez, jouez, musicien
Enchante-moi magicien
Tournez, tournez dans ma tête à moi
Fais briller les yeux des enfants rois
Fais-moi rêve comédien
Chante, danse, baladins
Dans la ronde folle entraînez-moi
Donnez-moi l’amour et la joie
La la la la la la la la la la
Fais-moi rêve comédien
Chante, danse, baladins
Dans la ronde folle entraînez-moi
Sol mi sol sol mi fa mi sol sol sol fa mi fa
Donnez-moi l’amour et la joie

English Translation

1, 2, 3, my policy to me
It is to be loved by you
And sing la la la la la la la
1, 2, 3, life is not for me
A book of Kafka
1, 2, 3, play, play, musician
Magician enchants me
Turn, turn my head to me
Make children’s eyes shine kings
Let me dream actor
Sing, dance, jugglers
In the crazy train round me
Give me love and joy

1, 2, 3, rain on the roof
Snowing on month
It’s so good in your arms
La la la la la la la
1, 2, 3, I hear your voice
I live only for you
I love you
Play, play, musician
Magician enchants me
Turn, turn my head to me
Make children’s eyes shine kings
Let me dream actor
Sing, dance, jugglers
In the crazy train round me
Give me love and joy
La la la la la la la la la la
Let me dream actor
Sing, dance, jugglers
In the crazy train round me
Sol mi mi mi fa sol sol sol sol fa mi fa ground
Give me love and joy