Historical information

Under the Bridges of Paris" is a 1913 popular song with music written by Vincent Scotto, the original French lyrics (entitled "Sous les ponts de Paris") by Jean Rodor (1913), and English sections of lyrics added by Dorcas Cochran (1952) resulting in the released version (1954) containing both French and English sections.
This version of the song was recorded by Rene Paul.


The music has social significance as an example of music popular in the first half of the 20th century.

Physical description

Sheet music for "Under the bridges of Paris". The cover is blue with white illustrations of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe. In the centre is a head and shoulders photograph of a man in a suit and tie. It is captioned "Recorded by Rene Paul on Columbia."
Under the title are details of the composer and lyricists. In the bottom right corner is the price 2/6.