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6-11-08 Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie and Clyde

Posted by Sean on June 11, 2008

This song occasionally pops up, here and there, on WFMU, and I decided today that I’d post it as your neat thing today. It’s Bonnie and Clyde by hellraiser Serge Gainsbourg and Brigitte Bardot on the Chicago typewriter. It’s apparently loosely based on a poem written by Bonnie Parker called The Trail’s End. The lyrics didn’t hook me cos they’re sung in this, like, language. What got me at first was that whooping in the background – plus the fact that, hey, it’s two French people singing about Bonnie and Clyde.

Luckily, I found this video close-captioned and translated by a gin-yoo-wine French person from France. Sing along!

Courtesy of lightning494.

Neymad cooked up a parody of the Bonnie and Clyde video that’s breezy cool in its own way. All it needs now is a little post-production work on the audio.

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