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Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?

Peter Sarstedt will always be remembered for one song, but what a song. It will be engrained in the memory of most of us who first heard it in 1969, and will continued to be played as one of those ageless ballads that enter our emotional subconscience, never to be forgotten. A simple but beautiful tune, certainly, but the power of the song is in the lyrics. We can easily imagine the two street urchins growing up in Naples, and can visualise a beautiful woman who rejected her past while rising to the top of society, but who could never forget her humble beginnings. For me, who has always been fascinated by things French, such references as the Boulevard Saint Michel, and Juan les Pins were the icing on the cake.


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