Edith Piaf was born in 1915 in Paris, France. She began singing at age five, and performed in nightclubs and cabarets throughout her life. Her first recording, “Non, je ne regrette rien,” was released in 1937. In 1941 she recorded “La vie en rose.”

In 1944, Piaf married Raymond Rouleau, who became her manager. They had two children together, but divorced in 1950.

Piaf’s career took off after World War II. She sang songs about love, heartbreak, and loneliness, including “L’amour c’est l’enfer,” “Je t’aime… moi non plus,” and “Mon ami Pierrot.”

She died in 1963 from cancer.

Edith Piaf

Edith Piaf Popular Songs

La Vie En Rose Lyrics

[Trumpet Solo]

[Verse 1]
Hold me close and hold me fast
The magic spell you cast
This is “La vie en rose”
When you kiss me, heaven sighs
And though I close my eyes
I see “La vie en rose”

[Verse 2]
When you press me to your heart
I’m in a world apart
A world where roses bloom
And when you speak, angels sing from above
Everyday words seem to turn into love songs
Give your heart and soul to me
And life will always be
“La vie en rose”