A love poem to the beautiful women who got away away written by an obscure poet, Antoine Pol, set to music and performed by the great Georges Brassens at a TV show aired May 31,1979 dedicated to the film actor Lino Ventura. Lino requested this song from Brassens, and he sings it in duet with Maxime LeForestier. Sadly, Antoine Pol died a week before meeting Brassens, which caused him great regret. Many thanks to philipchek of YouTube and of Paris for turning me on to this song, providing a line by line translation, background information and video selection . Without his help, this song might never have reached the anglophone world.