Mon ami Pierrot was the debut entry for Monaco at the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 in Cannes performed by Jacques Pills.

It was performed fourth on the night following Italy and preceding the Netherlands. At the close of voting, it finished in last place with only 1 point.


Mon pauvre Pierrot, tu fais le gros dos
Et ta mine est triste comme ta vie d'artiste
On ne t'aime plus, tes chansons d'amour
Sont trop ingénues, laisse là tes habits de velours

Le public, d'un bravo, décida de ton sort
Faut tirer le rideau sur ta vie
Fini la comédie, ton théâtre est bien mortd
Et ton chant s'est enfui dans la nuit

Mon pauvre Pierrot, mon ami Pierrot
De tant d'infortune au clair de la lune
Mon ami Pierrot qui n'a que deux mots
J'aimais bien ta plume, même quand elle n'était qu'un sanglot

Si les temps ont changé, arlequin démodé
Moi, je suis pour toujours ton ami
Car tu as enchanté mes plus belles années
C'est pourquoi je te dis aujourd'hui

Mon ami Pierrot qui fait le gros dos
Qui n'a plus de scène
Viens chanter tes amours et ta peine
Avec moi

My poor Pierrot, you take your bow
And your face is sad like your life of an artist
You’re not loved anymore, your love songs
Are too innocent, leave your velvet clothes behind

The public, with a cheer, decided your fate
Must drag the curtain over your life
The comedy has finished, your theatre is dead
And your song ran away in the night

My poor Pierrot, my friend Pierrot
About so much bad luck in the moonlight
My friend Pierrot, a man of few words
I really loved your writing, even when it was nothing but a sigh

If times have changed, old-fashioned harlequin
I’m forever your friend
As you have enchanted my most lovely years
That’s why I tell you today

My friend Pierrot who takes his bow
Who quits the scene
Come and sing about your loves and your grief
With me

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