One Night In Paris Is Like A Year In Any Other Place

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8 TBs start meetup at our hostel: (from left) Thomas, Stefan, Tom, Jacqui, Me, Anne-Marie, MeElin & Dan

 

ONE NIGHT IN PARIS IS LIKE A YEAR IN ANY OTHER PLACE

 

Une Nuit a Paris (One Night in Paris) is the first song on the 10cc album, “The Original Soundtrack.” It is an eight-minute, multi-part sound movie. Apparently, during 'The Original Soundtrack' sessions, Kevin Godley and Lol Creme were in one room writing this, and Graham Gouldman and Eric Stewart were writing 'I'm Not in Love' in another. Amazing!

 

UNE NUIT A PARIS (ONE NIGHT IN PARIS)

Written by Kevin Godley and Lol Creme

Recorded by 10cc (1975)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0puHKg_CjQ

 

Part One: One Night in Paris

 

Bonjour, Monsieur Paris really welcomes you

It's the best room in the house.

It's forty francs a night, alright.

 

It's crazy, it isn't worth a centime.

I'll take it!

 

Rouged lips in the gaslight

A great view of the hall.

That's the way the croissant crumbles after all.

 

Paris is only one step away.

Les girls are out on bail

Tres bien, there's love for sale.

Terrific TravBuddies ready for Bateaux Mouches Seine cruise.

 

Oh, my cheri, wish you were mine

And I'll show you a wonderful time.

For the price of a cheap champagne

I'll show it you once again.

 

One night in Paris

Is like a year in any other place.

One night in Paris

Will wipe the smile off your pretty face.

One girl in Paris

Is like loving every woman.

One night in Paris

One night in Paris

One night in Paris

May be your last!

 

Part Two: The Same Night in Paris

 

Is he gonna buy?

(You wanna little culture?)

Is he gonna pay?

(Maybe Monsieur is into photographs, non?)

Or is he gonna fall in love

The all-American way? (

I got a watch wiz a beautiful Swiss movement)

 

Is he gonna buy?

(Forget the watch, I'll show you a good time!)

Is he gonna pay?

(Le connoisseur, want something different?)

Or is he gonna fall in love

The all-American way?

 

Oh, you know you ain't no Casanova.

And we're off on our Seine cruise

You can't even do the Bossa Nova

Or the Tango or a Samba.

 

Though you are so very charming

No, you ain't no Casanova.

 

Is he gonna buy?

(Is he gonna buy?)

Is he gonna pay?

(Is he gonna pay?)

Or is he gonna fall in love

The all-American way?

 

Is he gonna buy?

(Is he gonna buy?)

Is he gonna pay?

(Is he gonna pay?)

Or is he gonna fall in love

The all-American way?

 

Sometimes, I think he will

But then again...

 

One night in Paris

Is like a year in any other place.

One night in Paris

Will wipe the smile off your pretty face.

Try a girl in Paris

But try one of mine.

Each night in Paris

Each night in Paris

Each night in Paris

Each night in Paris

May be your last!

 

Part Three: Later the same night in Paris

 

Forty-Two, Quarante-Deux

Rue de Saint Jacques.

Notre Dame

All our girls are, how you say

Good in the sack.

 

I was a stripper

On the Champs Elysees.

He was a gendarme

In the gendarmerie.

Going, ooh la la la

Ooh la la la la.

 

He was a pimp

In a black beret.

But he was an artiste

In his own way.

Ooh la la la

Ooh la la la la.

 

When they raided my club that night

(That Night)

They ruined my act with the leather umbrella.

The Chief de Police got a fright

(Got a Fright)

He was up in my boudoir with some other fella.

 

Oh, it's only routine.

But I got this feeling

It ain't good for business.

 

Then the floor cleared

A woman screamed to herself

“Henri, though you're not the toast of Paris

I love you, although you bed and beat me

Henri, leave it alone

For the gendarme's just doing his job”.

TravBuddies enjoy delightful dinner outdoors at Le Bosquet on Paris' left bank

 

Paris is only one step away.

Murder is only one step away.

 

Notre Dame is ringing her bells

Another gendarme has gone to Hell.

Notre Dame is ringing her bells

Another gendarme has gone to Hell.

Gone to Hell.

Gone to Hell.

 

One night in Paris

Is like a year in any other place.

One night in Paris

Will wipe the smile off your pretty face.

One girl in Paris

Is like loving every woman.

This night in Paris

This night in Paris

This night in Paris

This night in Paris

May be your last!

rabrown says:
this is amazing :)
Posted on: Oct 27, 2011
dahling says:
Congratulations for being featured - it's nice to see so many TB'ers together..
Posted on: Sep 24, 2011
travelman727 says:
Helen, we had a blast in Paris :-) As you know, it's always fun hanging with terrific TravBuddies :-D
Posted on: Sep 13, 2011
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G. Palais built for 1900 Exhibition
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Eiffel Tower & Pont Alexandre III
Eiffel Tower & Pont Alexandre III
Quay dOrsay - Foreign Affairs
Quay d'Orsay - Foreign Affairs
Luxor Obelisk-Place de la Concorde
Luxor Obelisk-Place de la Concorde
Pont de la Concorde
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Palaise Bourbon
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Bourbon - lower legislative house
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Orsay Museum-French Impressionists
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Caisse des Dépôts
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Louvre-worlds most visited museum
Louvre-world's most visited museum
Louvre & Pont du Carrousel
Louvre & Pont du Carrousel
Louvre, statue & Pont du Carrousel
Louvre, statue & Pont du Carrousel
Institute of France
Institute of France
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Houses 5 instit. of academic wisdom
Pont des Arts & end of Louvre
Pont des Arts & end of Louvre
Palais Monnaie de Paris
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Pont Neuf King Henri IV statue
Pont Neuf King Henri IV statue
Pont Neuf-oldest Paris Seine bridge
Pont Neuf-oldest Paris Seine bridge
Palais de Justice
Palais de Justice
Palais de Justice
Palais de Justice
Pont St. Michel
Pont St. Michel
Notre Dame on Île de la Cité
Notre Dame on Île de la Cité
Notre Dame-63 meters to towers top
Notre Dame-63 meters to towers top
Church open every day/entrance free
Church open every day/entrance free
Pont St. Louis & Paris City Hall
Pont St. Louis & Paris City Hall
Pont de la Tournelle statue
Pont de la Tournelle statue
Notre Dame
Notre Dame
Conciergerie-former palace & prison
Conciergerie-former palace & prison
Tom checks out sand sculptures
Tom checks out sand sculptures
A couple of gals prepare to suntan
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Dan shoots up a storm on Seine
Dan shoots up a storm on Seine
Tower built for 1889 Worlds Fair
Tower built for 1889 World's Fair
Rudolph spots Statue of Liberty
Rudolph spots Statue of Liberty
On clear day, you can see 42 miles
On clear day, you can see 42 miles
324m tall, used 9441 tons of iron
324m tall, used 9441 tons of iron
Anne-Marie happy sun came out
Anne-Marie happy sun came out
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Rudolph finds us at Le Bosquet
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TravBuddies dine al fresco
Everyone chats the night away
Everyone chats the night away
Tersia & Rudolph solve world peace
Tersia & Rudolph solve world peace
Toms French skills come in handy
Tom's French skills come in handy
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Nid & I dig into Le Bosquet dinner
Nid & I dig into Le Bosquet dinner
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Palais Garnier, the Opéra de Paris
Upscale stores near the Opéra
Upscale stores near the Opéra
Nice... but not my style
Nice... but not my style
Metro accordian player serenades us
Metro accordian player serenades us
Us 3 attend Paris & Faro TB meetups
Us 3 attend Paris & Faro TB meetups
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Anne-Marie & I - Two peas in a pod
TBs wind down on hostel river bank
TBs wind down on hostel river bank
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Have splendid time swapping stories
TBs enjoy last drink of the evening
TBs enjoy last drink of the evening
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