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"Every song I have translated is well translated, the one who works on the very difficult songs with me is Dee Shipman. I know her telephone number by heart, and her fax. It goes back and forth - 'No! I don't like this word!' And she comes back and says 'Because you don't understand English!' So I have to convince her and she has to convince me, and the rapport is fantastic." 

- Charles Aznavour

How Many Days?
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

ADELE 
Father forgive me for he has sinned 

ALPH 

Our son defiles his noble name 
But who absolves him of all blame, 
Defends his right to cause us shame? 
His mother! 

On bended knee she hides in prayer 
Shuts out the world in her despair 
She only wants her son to care 
And love her 

Once I beguiled 
Her, made her smile 
Knew love and laughter for a while 
Until our misbegotten child 
Was there between us 

Iíve lost my faith in church and you 
For all her faith, that monster grew 
Out of the guilty love we knew 
When we were young and warm and ardent 

ADELE

How many days, how many nights Ďtil you forgive? 

ALPH 

How many nights, how many days 
Have you ignored her when she prays!? 
As Iíve ignored her shattered gaze 
Forsworn her 

ADELE 

Father forgive me 

ALPH 
Why do I hide from tears she cried? 
Make our son give her back her pride 
Let her be answered, not denied 
Restore him to her 

ADELE 

Father forgive me 

ALPH 

You bore a cross, but so do we! 

ADELE 

Forgive, forgive me 

ALPH 

You want my prayers, but so does she!

ADELE

Father forgive me!

ALPH 

If you are God, then set her free to live again 

ADELE 

Me, forgive me 

ALPH 

Then you can have my last Amen! 

ADELE 

Father, forgive me 

ALPH 

Forgive me 










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