In anticipation of Valentine's Day, we here at Radio Infomaniac offer you a song of love and loss. Because you've all been there, haven't you?
Enjoy the simple beauty of this traditional French/French-Canadian ballad as sung by France's Grégoire Boissenot.
Dozens of versions exist but Grégoire's is my favourite.
“Il y’a longtemps que je t’aime,
Jamais je ne t’oublierai.”
(“Long have I loved you,
Never will I forget you.”)
Background about this song, which dates back centuries and was sung by the Voyageurs, can be found here. And for those who wish to sing along or see a translation, click here.