La Vie en rose: simple Ukulele fingerstyle arrangement

“Quand il me prend dans ses bras, il me parle tout bas,je vois la vie en rose”

La Vie en Rose

“La Vie en rose” is a song of French popular singer Édith Piaf, written in 1945 and released as a single in 1947.

The Author

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Édith Piaf (1915 – 1963)

Édith Piaf (19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) was a French cabaret singer, songwriter and actress who became widely regarded as France’s national chanteuse, as well as being one of France’s greatest international stars.

Her music was often autobiographical with her singing reflecting her life, with her specialty being of chanson and torch ballads, particularly of love, loss and sorrow.

Among her well known songs are La Vie en rose (1946), Non, je ne regrette rien (1960), Hymne à l’amour (1949), Milord (1959), La Foule (1957), L’Accordéoniste (1955), and Padam … Padam … (1951).

Since her premature death in 1963 and with the aid of several biographies and films including 2007’s Academy Award winning “La Vie en rose” Piaf has cultivated a legacy as one of the greatest performers of the 20th century where her voice and music continues to be celebrated globally.

(from Wikipedia page)

The Piece

The lyrics and melody of the song were written by Édith Piaf herself, but the melody was said officially to have been composed and registered by Louis Guglielmi only, since at the time, due to the stringent registration requirements of the “Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique”, Piaf did not have the necessary qualifications to be able to copyright her work with it.

My transcription

It is a transcription of medium/low difficulty level, where the only point of attention may be constituted by the need to maintain the sound clean in the high sections of the fretboard.

Ukulele score&tablature could be downloaded clicking the link below:


Published: February 22 2016