Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Al Dubin song)  

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"I walk along the street of sorrow
The Boulevard of Broken Dreams
Where gigolo and gigolette
Can take a kiss without regret
So they forget their broken dreams."

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"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" is a 1933 hit song by Al Dubin (lyrics) and Harry Warren (music), set in Paris. The narrator says "I walk along the street of sorrow/The Boulevard of Broken Dreams/Where gigolo and gigolette/Can take a kiss without regret/So they forget their broken dreams."

The song appeared in the 1934 film Moulin Rouge and was sung in the film by Constance Bennett. However, Bennett never made a recording of the song. It was originally recorded by Deane Janis with Hal Kemp's Orchestra on October 31, 1933, in Chicago before the release of the film and was issued on the Brunswick label as catalog number 6734.

Marianne Faithfull covered it in her Hal Willner produced weary/lush album Strange Weather.

Juan García Esquivel covered it in 1958.



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