Jeremy from United KingdomIt's clearly not about a young French woman, despite the use of the word mademoiselle - "She hasn't been kissed in 40 years". It's about an ageing but popular prostitute - "She's the hardest working girl in town, But she makes her living upside down". Also, it's "parlez vous", French for "do you speak".
"Bittersweet Symphony" by The Verve samples an obscure orchestral arrangement of the 1965 Rolling Stones song "The Last Time." The Verve had to sign away most of the royalties before they could release the song.