Les Mômes de la cloche

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"Les Mômes de la cloche" is a song which became the first studio recording made by Édith Piaf.[2] It was written by Vincent Scotto (music) and André Decaye (lyrics).[1][3]

"Les Mômes de la cloche"
Song by Édith Piaf (originally credited to La môme Piaf)
WrittenVincent Scotto (music), André Decaye (lyrics)[1]
ReleasedJanuary 1936 (1936-01)


Édith Piaf recorded the song "Les Mômes de la cloche" on 18 December 1935 at Polydor's Studio 2.[1] The song was released as her first commercial record (a 78 RPM single) in 1936.[1][4] The other side of the record was "L'étranger". (Actually, Piaf re-recorded both songs later, "L'étranger" on 13 January 1936 and "Les Mômes de la cloche" on 24 March 1936, and some pressings of the single used the new versions.)[1]

The 78 RPM record with the song became a big success.[5]

Track listingsEdit

10" shellac single "Les mômes de la cloche / L’étranger" Polydor 524 157 (January 1936, France)

A. "Les mômes de la cloche"
(Vincent Scotto – Decaye)
B. "L’étranger"
(Juel – Monnot – Malleron)[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Disque : Les mômes de la cloche / L'étranger". Encyclopédisque. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  2. ^ David Bret (1990). The Mistinguett legend. Robson. ISBN 978-0-86051-637-8.
  3. ^ Жан–Доминик Брийяр (23 July 2015). Эдит Пиаф. Без любви мы - ничто. Family Leisure Club. pp. 30–. ISBN 978-966-14-8881-5.
  4. ^ Show Music. Max O. Preeo. 1988. It's fascinating listening to France's "Little Sparrow" beginning with her very first commercial record ("Les momes de la cloche"), through many of her other popular recordings ("Mon legionnaire," "L'accordeoniste," "Embrasse-moi"). Her voice ...
  5. ^ "Édith Piaf: biographie, actualités, photo et vidéos". Nostalgie.fr. Retrieved 2017-11-07.

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