Introduction

 

 

Dreams of Peace & Freedom : Introduction

Ne dis pas Toujours (Do not say always)

 

Written by Jean Lenoir

English Words and arrangement by Sue Casson

 

David Maxwell Fyfe : Robert Blackmore

Sung by Lily and Sue Casson

Played and narrated by Sue Casson

 

Recorded and mixed at Lana Banana Studios

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A French cabaret song by Jean Lenoir, popular before the Second World War, arranged for piano and

two voices by Sue Casson.

 

In his Brussels speech (December 1947) David Maxwell Fyfe mentions a song ‘to which we used to listen in more carefree days’ Ne Dis Pas Toujours.

 

After years of searching, Tom discovered the original recording uploaded to YouTube in 2016. It seemed a fitting opening to our show, becoming the last piece to be added to

Dreams of Peace & Freedom.

 

My arrangement features a jazz-inspired counter melody offering an English translation of the French lyrics.

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