Mason Williams | La chanson de Claudine

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La chanson de Claudine

by Mason Williams

Instrumental featuring classical guitar, accordion, bass, and string orchestra.
Genre: Easy Listening: Background Music
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mason Williams / Classical Guitar
Frank Marocco / Accordion
Rick Shaw / Bass
Hal Blaine / Drums

1. Mason’s guitar recorded for his Guitar Book in 2003
2. Accordion/Bass/Drums at Rick Cunha’s Studio 2/18/05
3. 5/8/18 Rough Mix by Don Latarski

I was working as a television writer for Andy Williams on one of his annual Christmas TV specials for NBC. Just before the show went into production, he and his wife, Claudine (Longet), decided to go to Paris for her birthday. I was invited to go with them. I started writing this song on the plane flight to Paris to give to Claudine as a birthday present. I didn’t have it quite worked out yet, so I finished it in Paris. I remember getting up early one morning and walking down to the Eiffel Tower for some inspiration. It was chilly and the tower was shrouded in mist from the river. Slowly as the morning progressed, the sun came out and warmed things up. Suddenly, it was like a 50’s technicolor movie come to life, a magical, color saturated, impressionistic painting. A group of little girls pointed and giggled at me; a couple of Italian college students came by, sat down, borrowed my guitar and sang some Italian folk songs for me; and a group of people asked me to join them for a picnic on the grass. The song sounds like it might be from a French movie. I suppose it is. The first time I saw Paris, it was.

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