The lyrical song Sous le Ciel de Paris was first used as the theme music for a French film of the same title in 1951. The lyrics were written by Jean Dréjac (1921-2003), and the music was provided by the French composer Hubert Giraud (b. 1920). Originally sung by the actor-singer Jean Bretonnière, it was later recorded by Edith Piaf, among others. It has since gained a cult following, and is seen as a symbol of Paris itself. It became a hit in America and the UK under the translation Under Paris Skies, and is printed here with a Piano accompaniment and the original French text.