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Thread #39187   Message #2355944
Posted By: Artful Codger
03-Jun-08 - 05:02 AM
Thread Name: Les Chansons de la France
Subject: RE: Les Chansons de la France
Like "Il était une fillete"? (A ribald but sweet madrigal by Clément Jannequin)

I was taught "Il était une bergère" in French class, but it wasn't until many years later that I ran across the final verses. Odd the teachers hold back on this one, considering they like to teach children "Alouette", a song espousing gleeful, sadistic mutilation.

Just goes to show: many songs sound much better when you don't know what they mean.