Ukulele Chords La Vie en Rose

Published Categorized as Ukulele

No words need pre-empt this classic of classic, an essential stepping stone in the development of the French chanson. The song not only defined the career of original singer Edith Piaf, but also came to nestle under its wing a whole host of other star studded greats, such as Tony Martin, Paul Weston, Bing Crosby, Ralph Flanagan, Victor Young, Dean Martin, and Louis Armstrong (and those are only the covers recorded in 1950), all with the ukulele chords that La Vie en Rose is based on.

The song has subsequently been covered by innumerable numbers of artists over the years, especially after the song was catapulted back to international fame by all round polymath Grace Jones in 1977.

Lyrics and Ukulele Chords La Vie en Rose

Given that the entirety of the song can be played with just seven chords (A minor – C – D – D7 – E minor – G – Gmaj7) it would be pertinent to explore the lyrics in more detail, though before we go on the chords will be detailed below, for your diligent study:

The ukulele chords La Vie en Rose is comprised of: Am – C – D – D7 – Em – G – Gmaj7

The Actual Lyrics to Sing Along to

In English:

Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose
When you kiss me, Heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose

When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak
Angels sing from above
Every day words
Seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose

I thought that love was just a word
They sang about in songs I heard
It took your kisses to reveal
That I was wrong, and love is real

Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is la vie en rose

When you kiss me, heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see la vie en rose
When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom

And when you speak
Angels sing from above
Every day words
Seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
La vie en rose

En Francaise:

Des yeux qui font baisser les miens
Un rire qui se perd sur sa bouche
Voilà le portrait sans retouches
De l’homme auquel j’appartiens

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose

Il me dit des mots d’amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose

Il est entré dans mon cœur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause

C’est lui pour moi, moi pour lui dans la vie
Il me l’a dit, l’a juré pour la vie

Et dès que je l’aperçois
Alors je sens en moi
Mon cœur qui bat

Des nuits d’amour à plus finir
Un grand bonheur qui prend sa place
Des ennuis, des chagrins s’effacent
Heureux, heureux à en mourir

Quand il me prend dans ses bras
Il me parle tout bas
Je vois la vie en rose

Il me dit des mots d’amour
Des mots de tous les jours
Et ça me fait quelque chose

Il est entré dans mon cœur
Une part de bonheur
Dont je connais la cause

C’est toi pour moi, moi pour toi dans la vie
Il me l’a dit, l’a juré pour la vie

Et dès que je t’aperçois
Alors je sens dans moi
Mon cœur qui bat
La la, la la, la la
La la, la la, ah la
La la la la

Final Tones

So, there you have it, a short though, I hope, comprehensive study of this timeless classic, providing you with all the tools you need to come to it with your own ideas and conclusions. Godspeed!

FAQs Ukulele Chords La Vie en Rose

What is the strumming pattern for La Vie en Rose?

It can be whatever you want it to be, and perhaps is best sussed out by your own explorations, since there are so many different versions, all of which perform the song somewhat differently, some even in different time signatures!

By Nate Pallesen

Nate is just your average (above average) guitar player. He's no Joe Satriani, Jimi Hendrix or Jimmy Page - wait this site is about acoustic guitars (sorry) He's no Django Reinhardt, Chet Atkins, or Michael Hedges, wait? who!? He's no Robert Johnson, Eric Clapton or Ben Harper - more familiar? Anyway you get the point :-)

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