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Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, left bank. Built by Marie de´Medici, widow of King Henry IV of France in 1630.     Photo and silver gelatin print by Paul Goldfinger ©  Photo c.1995.   This is the Medici Fountain.   Click image to enlarge.

 

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

It’s April in Paris, right now.  And it is a fine time to visit that most romantic of cities, but sometimes April there can dip down to the 40’s—sound familiar?

And, despite Yip Harburg’s lyrics, chestnuts in blossom don’t happen till May, and nobody is setting “holiday tables under the trees.”  In Luxembourg Gardens, blooms are starting to pop in April, and they have a bandstand there.

However, choose May to visit Paris.

“I never knew the charm of spring
I never met it face to face
I never knew my heart could sing
I never missed a warm embrace

“Till April in Paris..
“Whom can I run to?
What have you done to my heart?”

This song, “April in Paris” was written by Yip Harburg and Vernon Duke for a 1932 Broadway show called, “Walk a Little Faster.”

Harburg also wrote the lyrics for “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” 

Many have recorded “April in Paris,” but Count Basie and Ella Fitzgerald made the most famous version.

 

ELLA FITZGERALD WITH THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA:

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