Pauvre Martin is a Georges Brassens song, created in 1953, on the album Le Vent .
In this sad and melancholic song, inspired by the work of François Villon , Brassens evokes the situation of agricultural wage-earners and small landowners who work on a small farm and who derive the minimum living, modestly, without complaining.
Repetitions, adaptations or inspirations
- Barbara resumes the song in 1969 .
- Jean Ferrat is inspired by it in “Bicentennial” , a song where he takes up the verse: “Poor Martin, poor misery …”.
- The song was the subject of an adaptation in Berber language (Tamazight) by the Algerian letter man Mohya. Thus, poor Martin becomes “Muhh n Muhh” [ref. necessary] .
- Gutter Demons 1 resume the song on the album Room 209 2 .
Notes and references
- ↑ ( en ) ” Gutter Demons ” [ archive ] , on Discogs (accessed on April 24, 2017 )
- ↑ ( in ) ” Gutter Demons – Room 209 ” [ archive ] , on Discogs (accessed 24 April 2017 )