Dying of stage fright, Georges Brassens would undoubtedly have preferred to only be sung by others. This was also the case at his beginnings with Patachou , who convinced him to defend his works himself. Since his death, many educational and cultural establishments have borne his name, and there are countless performances of his songs around the world.
Paradoxically, it was his refusal of conventions that led Brassens to become an absolute reference in French song . His sense of friendship, his texts in favor of those left behind and his denunciation of hypocrisies of all kinds always hit the mark.