Tenderness

Play

(La tendresse)

For a little tenderness
I’d give you diamonds
Which the devil caresses
In my treasure chest

Why do you think, my love
Does a sailor in port
Turn out his pockets
To offer his silver
To phoney princesses

For a little tenderness

For a little tenderness
I’d change the way I look
I’d change my drunken habits
I’d change the way I talk

Why do you think, my love
That while singing their songs
Emperors and singers
Often throw away
Riches and power

For a little tenderness

For a little tenderness
At my summer’s end
I’d offer you what’s left of
The days of my youth

How else can you explain
Why, of everything I do,
Every song is meant for you
All the old and all the new
And these I’d give you

For a little tenderness

Words and Music: Jacques Brel/ Brian Rogers
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music France/ SDRM/SABAM