This song about a French romeo was originally recorded by the German singer Manuela in 1967. Her version was written by Christian Bruhn, and Georg Buschor. Two years later, Sandie Shaw recorded an English version with lyrics by Peter Callender ("The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde
"), ("Billy Don't Be A Hero
"). Shaw's interpretation reached #6 in the UK Singles Chart, becoming her eighth and final Top 10 hit single.