Emmylou Harris – C’est la vie (you never can tell) 1977

fritz51355 – Sep 6, 2009 – 3:53
h/t Chi-Town Jerry on A♠

It was a teenage wedding
And the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre
Did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame
Have rung the chapel bell
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to slow you never can tell

They furnished off an apartment
With a two room Roebuck sale
The coolerator was crammed
With T.V. dimmers and ginger ale
But when Pierre found work
The little money comin’ worked out well
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

They had a hi-fi phono
Boy did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records
All rockin’ rhythm and jazz
But when the sun went down
The rapid tempo of the music fell
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

(Instrumental)

They bought a souped-up jitney
T’was a cherry-red fifty nine [three]
They drove it down to New Orleans
To celebrate their anniversary
It was there that Pierre
Was wedded to the lovely mademoiselle
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to show you never can tell

It was a teenage wedding
And the old folks wished them well
You could see that Pierre
Did truly love the mademoiselle
And now the young monsieur and madame
Have rung the chapel bell
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to slow you never can tell

“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to slow you never can tell
“C’est la vie”, say the old folks
It goes to slow you never can tell


emmylouharris.com
Emmylou Harris is an American singer, songwriter, and musician. She has released dozens of albums and singles over the course of her career and has won 14 Grammys, the Polar Music Prize, and numerous other honors, including induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Wikipedia:
Born: April 2, 1947, Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Genres: Country, folk, Americana, country rock, country folk, bluegrass, Christian country, Outlaw Country
Occupation(s): Singer, songwriter, musician