Maurice Pon

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Maurice Pon (left) with Bernard Michel.

Maurice Marie Jean Pon (26 October 1921 in Bordeaux – 3 April 2019) [1] was a French lyricist who mainly worked with Henri Salvador. [2]

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In 1949, Pon wrote the lyrics of "Le Loup, la Biche et le Chevalier". With Salvador, Pon also wrote "Le travail c’est la santé  [ fr ]" and other well-known French songs. He also wrote for Bourvil, Fernandel, Jean Sablon, André Claveau and Les Frères Jacques.

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Pon died in Île-de-France, at the age 97. [3]


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  1. "Maurice Pon, le parolier de Henri Salvador, est mort". Ouest-France (in French). 4 April 2019. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. Obituary on Le Monde
  3. Obituary on Le Figaro (4 April 2019)
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