Saturday, January 3, 2009
Songs in My Head Saturday
These two songs have been in my head all week, since I watched
Joyeux Noël, the story of the Christmas Eve of 1914, in the Western
Front in France in World War I, when the Scottish, German and
French troops have a time of truce and share moments of peace
This first one is Bist du bei mir sung by Natalie Dessay and
Rolando Villazón, whose voices were used in the film. The
words in English loosely translate:
If you are with me, I will go joyously to my dear and eternal rest.
Ah, how joyful would be my end if your loving hands closed my
I am only too thankful my sons were home with me this Christmas.
My heart goes out to all of those whose loved ones are in harm's way
in Iraq. Peace and safety to them.
Hymne des Fraternises, with a montage of the film.