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Monday, January 23, 2017

Non, je ne regrette rien - Édith Piaf

Non, je ne regrette rien - Édith Piaf
Non, je ne regrette rien meaning "No, I'm not sorry for anything", is a French song composed by Charles Dumont, with lyrics by Michel Vaucaire.
It was written in 1956, and is best known through its 1960 recording by Édith Piaf.
Piaf dedicated her recording of the song to the French Foreign Legion.
At the time of the recording, France was engaged in a military conflict, the Algerian War (1954–1962), and the 1st REP (1st Foreign Parachute Regiment) — which backed a temporary putsch of 1961 by the French military against the civilian leadership of Algeria — adopted the song when their resistance was broken.
The leadership of the Regiment was arrested and tried but the non-commissioned officers, corporals and Legionnaires were assigned to other Foreign Legion formations. They left the barracks singing the song, which has now become part of the French Foreign Legion heritage and is sung when they are on parade.

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