Saturday night on Arte tv which is French and German there was a programme about the singer Jacques Brel...The clips showed how animated he was when delivering his songs. What a performer, and how odd how I had never heard of him until last Christmas when our neighbours came round to out house. Sadly this marvelous performer was a chain smoker, which killed him at an early age. There was never a moment when he was interviewed that he didn't have a cigarette in his hand
Here is a sad song with subtitles and they are very different from English versions that you may have heard.