La Mer (The Sea)

A song by French composer and singer, Charles Trenet, who recorded it in 1946. It has remained a “chanson classic” and jazz standard ever since. This TAB is an abridged version. Trenet and others repeat the verses here a second time in a faster, swinging beat which is challenging for the strumstick. An version of this song with different lyrics in English called “Beyond The Sea” was most famously covered by Bobby Darrin.


Click immediately above for the song TAB.