“What now my love?
now that you left me…”
The song is the English version original French, “Et maintenant“, written in 1961 by composer Gilbert Bécaud and lyricist Pierre Delanoë. The recurring musical pattern in the background is the Boléro by Ravel. English lyrics and the title were written by Carl Sigman.
“The Sinatra duet was one that I really loved because it varied a little from the norm for me,” Aretha told Forbes in 2007. “I could sing a little jazz and scat a little, so I really, really loved that. And he always had the most impeccable, highest level of musicality, arrangement. So I just thrive in that.”
Aretha Franklin 1942-2018
Long Live the Queen…