Beyond the Sea (or, sometimes, Somewhere Beyond The Sea ) is the English adaptation of the song La Mer , performed by Charles Trenet in 1946 .


If the original version of Charles Trenet is an ode to “the sea we see dancing along clear gulfs” (sic), the version of Jack Lawrence is the nostalgic evocation of a love fled with time “beyond the sea “(” beyond the sea “).

In the United States , Benny Goodman will deliver his jazzy instrumental version in 1948 , but singer Bobby Darin will make a hit in 1960 .

In 2003, the song is performed by Robbie Williams for the soundtrack of the Pixar Studios’ Nemo cartoon .


Kevin Spacey directed and performed the movie Beyond the Sea , dedicated to the memory of Bobby Darin.