Monday, August 12, 2013

SUTS 2013: Catherine Deneuve

The TCM Summer Under the Stars Blogathon is a month-long event corresponding with the Turner Classic Movies annual presentation, in which each day in August is devoted to the films of a different classic film star. The blogathon is hosted by Sittin' on a Backyard Fence and ScribeHard on Film. For a complete list of participating blogs, visit the links at either site.


While I've always had great admiration for Catherine Denueve, don't assume that the following is me talking. This is just something I've wanted to do for awhile, for laughs more than anything else - though you wouldn't believe how hard it is to find words that even come close to rhyming with Deneuve...

"If I Only Had Deneuve"
[sung to the tune of "If I Only Had The Nerve" from The Wizard of Oz]

There's a lady from the movies
An enchanting Gallic beauty
That's got my heart astir

The whole world would envy me-oh,
From Cherbourg down to Rio
If I only had Deneuve!

She can move your soul to tears
Or play upon your fears
With spirit and with verve

Hair of gold and eyes so bright,
How I long to hold her tight
Oh, if I only had Deneuve!

Oh I, am just a guy,
Who's never even been to France
Could I take a chance on something so much more?
Cherchez la femme?
Toujours l'amour!

But my destiny is only
To be so sad and lonely
A fate I don't deserve

One thing that I know for sure
She would be my belle de jour
If I only had Deneuve!

Look for more entries in this series throughout the month.


  1. Wow, very funny lyrics! Yet I'm not the best singer, I could remember the une of "If I only had the nerve" and sing along. Wonderful!

  2. Singing ability is definitely not required to appreciate this post.

  3. Rich--

    This is great! I definitely sang along...

    Thanks for contributing to the Blogathon.

  4. And that is the best compliment I could get. Thank you.


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