This is a song originally done by FranÃ§oise Hardy, a French singer, mainly known from the 1960s and 1970s.
Read more about her at the Wikipedia here
. This song was originally on her 1971 album La Question
Way back in May 26 2001
, Beck was a DJ on KCRW for an hour in Los Angeles, and spun "Bati Mon Nid" in his set.
Then four years later, in 2005 while promoting Guero
, Beck performed the song himself on a French TV show. I believe it was a tribute show towards Hardy. I have not seen or heard Beck's cover. If anyone in France reads this, and has a copy, please let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org
Beck has only played this song once on the TV show. It was never carried over into his own concerts (as far as we know anyway).