"Je te veux" (French for I want you) is a song composed
by Erik Satie to a text by Henry Pacory. A sentimental,
slow waltz, it was originally written for the singer
Paulette Darty, whose accompanist Satie had been for a
period of time.
During the 1900's, Erik Satie produced several first
rate cafe songs and music hall pieces, which include
"Je te veux" - a graceful French waltz and "Le
Piccadilly" - with a strong Scott Joplin ragtime
This song was registered on November 1902, but some
argue it had actually been composed in 1897. Satie
composed various versions of the Je te veux waltz,
including one for piano. I created this arrangement
from the Piano version for String Quintet (2 Violins,
Viola, Cello & Bass).