Hubert Giraud (composer)

Hubert Yves Adrian Giraud (3 March 1920 – 16 January 2016) was a French composer and lyricist.[1][2]

Hubert Giraud
Hubert Giraud.jpg
Profile photo of the composer.
Born(1920-03-03)3 March 1920
Marseille, France
Died16 January 2016(2016-01-16) (aged 95)
Montreux, Switzerland
OccupationComposer and lyricist


Giraud began his career playing the harmonica with Django Reinhardt's jazz group, the Quintette du Hot Club de France. In 1941, he was recruited by Ray Ventura to play the guitar during Ventura's big-band tour of South America. Six years later, he joined Jacques Hélian's orchestra in scoring a series of post-war romantic comedy films, including Georges Combert's 1951 feature, Musique en tête.

His song "Dors, mon amour", performed by André Claveau, won the Eurovision Song Contest 1958.

Giraud (with lyricist Pierre Cour) wrote the song "Gitans" (a.k.a. "Les Gitans").[3] It was further translated into English by B. Guilgud (a.k.a. Guilgudo) and A. Gill and recorded by Corry Brokken.[4] Sergio Franchi recorded an English and Italian version (Italian lyrics by Leo Chiosso) on his 1965 RCA album Live at the Cocoanut Grove.

Giraud also wrote the music for the songs "Sous le ciel de Paris" in 1951 and "Mamy Blue" in 1970.

Selected filmographyEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Hubert Giraud : une de ses mélodie court toujours dans nos têtes". Archived from the original on 17 July 2014. Retrieved 14 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Suisse: décès d'Hubert Giraud, compositeur à succès comme "Mamy blue"" (in French). Le Soir. Retrieved 17 January 2016.
  3. ^ SACEM song "Gitans" created by Giraud and Cour
  4. ^ English translators

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