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The song was adapted by American songwriter Jack Lawrence inand he wrote English lyrics, which are considerably different from the French. The Mœnia* - Stereohits title arises in part from a misinterpretation of the French title, as "pauvre Jean" was taken for the same-sounding "pauvres gens," which translates as "poor people.
Most of the popular recordings of the song in the English-speaking world have been instrumentals. A The Poor People Of Paris (Jeans Song) - Various - Those Wonderful Years of the tune by Les Baxter 's orchestra Capitol Records catalog numberwith the flip side "Theme from 'Helen of Troy'" was a number-one hit on the Billboard chart in the US in for four weeks on the Best Sellers in Stores chart,   for six weeks on the Most Played by Jockeys and Hot charts, and for three weeks on the Most Played on Jukeboxes chart.
This recording was also released in Australia by Capitol under catalog number CP Baxter's version featured strings, brass, a wordless chorus, tinkling percussion, finger snapping, and a group of whistlers.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. France portal. Jack Lawrence, Songwriter. Archived from the original on Retrieved Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. The Billboard Book of Number 1 Hits. New York: Billboard Books. Retrieved August 24, Winifred Atwell.
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