An enormous hit for Brel early in his career, this waltz you can't dance to. Composed in a car beween Tangiers and Casablanca, it's a parody of the familiar, banal, musetta's waltz, like The Lover's Waltz which he grimaces at for the opening of this video. Brel loved to fly and like a plane on a runway, he takes off in this song . attaining a velocity rappers would envy. To speed up is to cram more life into life, more love, more joy,hence, the thousand times waltz, "333 times (3x 333=1000) as much time for lovers to build a novel." Youth, love, joy, music, dance, springtime, Paris, they're all here in this timless song which always makes you feel good. It became Carousel in Mort Shuman/ Eric Blau adaptation for the 1968 American musical, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well.