Gustave Nadaud

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'I'M growing old, I've sixty years;
I've labored all my life in vain:
In all that time of hopes and fears
I've failed my dearest wish to gain.

Carcassonne (The Original French Version)

« Je me fais vieux, j'ai soixante ans,
J'ai travaillé toute ma vie,
Sans avoir, durant tout ce temps.

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Gustave Nadaud (20 February 1820 in Roubaix – 1893 in Passy) was a French songwriter and chansonnier.
Nadaud's first career was as an accountant; he took up songwriting as a hobby at age 28. His friends encouraged him, and he submitted his work for publication in L'Illustration and Le Figaro. This genre of songwriting followed on from writers of t ...

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