Si les bateaux | Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame
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"Si les bateaux que nous avons bâtis Prennent la mer avant que je revienne Cargue ta voile, aussi la mienne Fais comme si... fais comme si Nous en étions toujours les capitaines Nous en étions toujours les capitaines"
Si les bateaux
  • Year Inducted: 2006
  • Written In: 1963
Gilles Vigneault Songwriter
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Monique Leyrac
Marie Denise Pelletier
Bryan Adams
Nicole Croisille
Pauline Julien
Catherine Sauvage
Renée Claude
Gilles Vigneault hails from Natashquan, a tiny North Shore community sandwiched between the sea and the Boreal forest. This hunting and fishing territory has inspired a great number of Vigneault’s songs. Written in 1962, Si les bateaux became part of the Gilles Vigneault chante et récite album (1963), and can be found on many of the songwriter’s other recordings.

Sam Howard travailla également avec de nombreux autres auteurs-compositeurs pour plusieurs chansons, telles que Music Makes The World Go Round par The Melody Kings et Lonesome Rose, enregistrée par Al Edwards en 1923.

Il n’existe aucun enregistrement connu de S’Nice par son compositeur original, William Eckstein.

Inspired by Si les bateaux‘s tremendous popularity, Canadian dancer and choreographer Margie Gillis turned it into a 25-minute solo where she danced to excerpts alternating with wave sounds.

In spite of its age, this 40-year old song remains one of Vigneault’s most beautiful compositions and one of Québec’s favourite tunes.

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Si les bateaux (Gilles Vigneault) - performed by Claire Pelletier
"Si les bateaux" performed by Québécois singer Claire Pelletier at the 2006 CSHF Induction Ceremony.
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