From pictures around his parents house in Belgium. Jacques contructed his song about life in his grandparents day, a time of happiness and high spirits. La Belle Epoque, as the turn of the
19th century was known, was brought to an end by WWI, darkly suggested by the end of this song. One of Brel's liveliest, most upbeat songs, he dances, kicks up his heels and has a good time while it lasts.