“Le Port de L'Amour” (The Harbor of Love) was first written and copyrighted by Vic Sadot in English in 1973 as “In the Harbor of Love”. A translation to French was begun in Cherbourg harbour in 2003 while sitting at a cafe table with Jean-Marie Sadot. It was recorded in both languages in 2011 at Robot Envy Studio in Berkeley for a 2013 CD release. The English version is posted at Last FM on both “Berkeley Calling” and “Songs of the Seasons” CD's. The video in French features Vic Sadot on vocals and acoustic guitar and Eric Golub on viola and ukulele. The video attempts to capture some of the romantic ambiance with harbor scenes from Normandy. Vic's father was from Normandy, France and served in the Free French Navy in WWII. Jean-Henri Sadot became an American citizen and a poet in English in his later years. Jean Sadot's poem “Moods of the Sea” and Phil Ochs' song “Pleasures of the Harbor” are cited as influences on this song by singer-songwriter Vic Sadot.

Photo Credits:
The photo of “Honfleur Harbor at Night” in Normandy, France is used by permission of Michael Steigner.
Michael is photomike at flickr
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Michael Steigner is a true master of the mystery of light as a photographer and as a special events lighting producer. Prints can be purchased at his web site, which is an adventurous tour in itself!
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Vic Sadot at Big Sur at Sunset and at top of Buzzard's Peak in Pfieffer State Park – Rob Sadot
Eric Golub from his web sites
Vic Sadot hiking along Lake Tahoe taken - by John “Eagle Bear” Mitchell with Vic's camera
Dan Brady on piano and Vic Sadot on guitar at Kaleidoscope in San Francisco – by Ava Bird
Vic Sadot on guitar & Eric Golub on violin at End the Fed rally in San Francisco – by Greg Fernandez
Vic Sadot and map of France – Michael Bartley
Vic Sadot by White Clay Creek water reflections – by Bill Hartsock
Barfleur Harbor by France This Way Travel Guide photo:
francethisway.com/places/barfleur.php

En Français:
« Le Port de l'amour » est d'abord écrite par, et enregistré copyright de, Vic Sadot en anglais en 1973. La traduction vers le français a débuté dans le port de Cherbourg en 2003 tout en étant assis à une table de café avec son cousin Jean-Marie Sadot. La chanson a été enregistré dans les deux langues en 2011 au Robt Envy Studio à Berkeley pour une relache en 2013. La version anglaise est affichée sur Last FM sur CD « Berkeley Calling » et de « Chansons des Seasons » La vidéo en anglais présente Vic Sadot au chant et guitare acoustique et Eric Golub à viola et ukulélé. La vidéo tente de capturer une partie de l'ambiance romantique avec des scènes des ports de Normandie. Le père de Vic Sadot a été de Normandie, en France et il a servi dans la marine française libre pendant la seconde guerre mondiale. Jean-Henri Sadot est devenu un américain citoyen et un poète en anglais dans ses dernières années. Le poème de Jean Sadot « Les Humeurs de La Mer » et la chanson de Phil Ochs, « Pleasures of the Harbor », sont cités comme influence sur cette chanson du chanteur-compositeur Vic Sadot.

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