The Society of Folk Dance Historians (SFDH)
Information: A song.
Translation: Field of Elysium (the place at the ends of the earth to which certain favoured heroes were conveyed by the gods after death).
Pronunciation: SHAHM ay-lee-ZAY
Region: United States
I was walking down the avenue, an open heart for something new,
I felt like saying hello to any one who crossed my way.
Then you came my way, and I said anything that crossed my mind,
All I had to do was talk to you to tame you.
On the Champs-Élysées, on the Champs-Élysées,
In the sun, in the rain, at noon or at midnight,
You can get everything you want on the Champs-Élysées.
You told me: "I have a date with some madmen in a basement
Who live day and night with their guitars strung around,
So I came with you, we sang and danced,
We even forgot about romance."
Yesterday two strangers and this morning two lovers
Walking in a daze on the Avenue after a long night
om "Etoile" to the "Concorde," a thousand string orchestra
And all the morning birds are singing love songs.
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