The Autograph Library of the Centuries specializes, for many years, in the sale of autograph letters and manuscripts. Autographed letter signed to his friend Henri Delpont.Two pages in-8° on squared paper. "I went to see Guy Berry to whom I presented 'Personne ne saura jamais'.
He likes this song, he will undoubtedly record it. The young Brassens, 18 years old, has just arrived in Paris and already dreams of music and songs. So I see that you will not breathe the air of the capital, it's a shame, believe me, but if your contributions are more interesting in your place, you may be right to stay in Sète. As for me, I assure you that if I had to come back, it would make me very sad because in Paris there is everything you need to be happy.
My week of rest being over, I returned to the factory. It's a habit to take. I went to see Guy Berry to whom I presented 'Personne ne saura jamais'. If ever in a few days, you feel like coming, write to me, I will find another job (at Renault of course). And the book undertaken with Victor, is it progressing?
If it is finished, send me a copy, I will propose it to a publisher. I have nothing else to say to you except that I still hope to see you arrive.
Think carefully about the advantages and disadvantages. It is true that certain things keep you in Sète.Bye old friend, a good handshake to your parents, one to the buddies, to Miramont, not to the others, and until next time." Georges Brassens left Sète for Paris in February 1940. As agreed with his parents, he stayed with his maternal aunt Antoinette Dagrosa in the 14th arrondissement. Wanting to be independent, he found a job at the Renault factories in Billancourt as a specialized laborer. The job and Parisian life were short-lived: on June 3, Paris was bombed by the Germans and the Renault factory was hit.
On the 14th, the Germans entered Paris; Brassens returned to Sète. Realizing that his future was not in his homeland, Brassens returned to his aunt's house in an occupied Paris. There was no question of returning to Renault: Brassens spent his days at the library, reading poets, learning versification, and embarking on the writing of his first poetry collections: Les couleurs vagues, Des coups d'épée dans l'eau, and À la venvole (1942).
Henri Delpont and Brassens attended the same school in Sète (along with Roger Thérond, future director of Paris-Match, Mario Poletti, and Louis Bestiou). Brassens considered Delpont as his "alter ego," his best friend.
He mentions, in this letter, one of his first songs, "Personne ne saura" (registered with SACEM in 1942). This love song, written in 1939, was therefore proposed by Brassens to the popular singer and actor at the time, Guy Berry. The Autograph Gallery of the Centuries specializes in the sale and expertise of autograph letters and manuscripts from great personalities of past centuries. Purchase / Payment Methods: We accept the following payment methods: Bank transfers and checks. The prices indicated are in euros and are net.We can also arrange shipments by private carrier upon request. Sales Conditions: In accordance with the customs of the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers, we accept a 14-day return guarantee. The return costs are the responsibility of the buyer.
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