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The first time Gainsbourg played it in public was in a Paris restaurant immediately after they recorded it.
Gainsbourg had written it and originally cut the record with his previous lover, Brigitte Bardot, but the French siren was now married to German Opal car billionaire Gunter Sachs and, to avoid embarrassing him, Gainsbourg remade it with his new lover Jane Birkin.
The lyrics are written as a dialogue between two lovers during sex.
Men love her; women want to be her.
Her brother is screenwriter and director.
That is why I adore her so much.
Plus a special space for the bottle.