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Music: Pierre Kartner
Lyrics: Pierre Kartner
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In the streets of old Paris
Grows a man who used to be
Rich and famous in his day
Because of songs that he would play

Now he walks from street to street
Rags for shoes upon his feet
But the words that he wrote down
Still get played from town to town

I can hear the song you’re singing
Will it ever die?
Though you’re old and they don’t know you
When you pass them by

Still, the songs you wrote are bringing
Joy to one and all

You hear them in the streets and squares
And subways and up the stairs
Your melodies will always be
A happy lasting memory

So as you retire to bed
Close your eyes and rest your head
You can hear the sound of feet
On the pavement, in the street

When he rests, you never know
He’ll just sing a song and go
Throw a penny, if you can
To the old man singing there

I can hear the song you’re singing
Will it ever die?
Though you’re old and they don’t know you
When you pass them by

Still, the songs you wrote are bringing
Joy to one and all

You hear them in the streets and squares
And subways and up the stairs
Your melodies will always be
A happy lasting memory

I can hear the song you’re singing
Will it ever die?
I can hear the song you’re singing
Will it ever die?

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