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Lyr Req: Who wrote - Paris here I come

GUEST,Jan L 09 May 18 - 06:20 PM
GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP) 09 May 18 - 07:35 PM
Monique 10 May 18 - 03:49 AM
GUEST,Observer 10 May 18 - 10:52 AM
Monique 14 May 18 - 03:20 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Who wrote - Paris here I come
From: GUEST,Jan L
Date: 09 May 18 - 06:20 PM

Does anyone know who wrote this


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who wrote - Paris here I come
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 09 May 18 - 07:35 PM

I think it's French traditional originally. See these Mudcat threads:

Lyr Req: Paris, here I come and The French 'Voice of the People' set - Passant Par Paris.

If you're lucky Monique may provide you with more information.

Mick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who wrote - Paris here I come
From: Monique
Date: 10 May 18 - 03:49 AM

I don't know anything about the English version. Below this YouTube there's some info that translates as... "Passant par Paris" is a song probably dating from the sailing navy, and which has had several versions. However, it is best known for being "imported" by said sailors in Paris, where they fought valiantly in 1870, under the command of La Ronciere le Noury. Their colleagues from the Troupes de Marine (Navy troops) also had their big moments at Bazeilles, Fort Montrouge (first image) ... This explains the images of the siege of Paris, the war of 1870-1871 and the navy of Napoleon III." (thanks Google translator!)
Here it reads that it's an old sea chanty from before the Revolution (= before 1789) but I could find no reliable document.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who wrote - Paris here I come
From: GUEST,Observer
Date: 10 May 18 - 10:52 AM

Charles de Gaulle perhaps?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Who wrote - Paris here I come
From: Monique
Date: 14 May 18 - 03:20 PM

Barbara Scott, the one who compiled and edited Folk Songs of France (1965). She talks about it in the preface of the book. She mentions that versions exist as far back as 1750.


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