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songs suitable for bastille day

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The Sandman 30 Jun 18 - 04:23 PM
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open mike 30 Jun 18 - 05:48 PM
Tattie Bogle 30 Jun 18 - 06:07 PM
Jack Campin 30 Jun 18 - 06:47 PM
Monique 01 Jul 18 - 02:54 AM
Tattie Bogle 01 Jul 18 - 06:58 AM
BobL 01 Jul 18 - 04:49 PM
Monique 01 Jul 18 - 05:15 PM
Jack Campin 01 Jul 18 - 05:17 PM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 04 Jul 18 - 09:30 AM
keberoxu 05 Jul 18 - 09:24 AM
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Subject: songs suitable for bastille day
From: The Sandman
Date: 30 Jun 18 - 04:23 PM

any tradsongs that might be appropriate?


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Jun 18 - 04:53 PM

The most popular song of the time was "La Carmagnole".


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: open mike
Date: 30 Jun 18 - 05:48 PM

perhaps there is a song called let them eat cake?


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 30 Jun 18 - 06:07 PM

La Marseillaise - all the verses, which get successively bloodier as you go on?

We will be playing some French song tunes at our monthly Farmers' Market which happens to fall on 14th Juillet, but they aren't all trad.
Some from the repertoire of Nadau - Catarineta, and Da Cap de L'Immortela
Plaisir D'Amour, Sous les Ponts de Paris.
Might include some Piaf and Moustaki.
And, we won't be playing this, but I do love it - "Les Temps des Cerises" though it pertains to the later period of the Paris Commune.

And for tunes, plenty of An Dros, mazurkas and bourrees.


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: Jack Campin
Date: 30 Jun 18 - 06:47 PM

This is as definitive as it gets:

https://www.abebooks.fr/rechercher-livre/titre/histoire-de-france-par-les-chansons/auteur/barbier-vernillat/

No need for guesswork.


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: Monique
Date: 01 Jul 18 - 02:54 AM

When more than the 1st verse is sung we usually add #6 and #7 -"children". Of course it's bloody: the original title was
Chant de guerre pour l'Armée du Rhin. La Marseillaise's "little sister" is "Le chant du départ". We used to learn the first 3 verses at school when I was a child (quite long ago! I always loved the G-G-Eflat-C-C-G tune of the last line of the verse but that's just me).

Pedant's moment: it's "L'immortèla" or "De cap l'immortèla". "Tà" (entà) is the equivalent of the Fr. "pour, à, afin que, jusqu'à". "De cap tà..." can be translated as "heading for..." = "to/towards" -("cap" = head)


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: Tattie Bogle
Date: 01 Jul 18 - 06:58 AM

Yes, sorry, Monique, I quoted the Nadau titke late at night from defective memory!

Thanks for the other information.


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: BobL
Date: 01 Jul 18 - 04:49 PM

You could do worse than explore this site, although a better knowledge of French than my rusty O-level is preferred.


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: Monique
Date: 01 Jul 18 - 05:15 PM

Hmmm... this site is a bawdy songs site and you can actually improve your knowledge of French about a thing or two...


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: Jack Campin
Date: 01 Jul 18 - 05:17 PM

Thanks for that - not easy to read on a phone but it looks like there's a lot there.


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 04 Jul 18 - 09:30 AM

While living near Dover, we did regular gigs at a cafe in Boulogne old town on le quatorze & other times.
A handy piano accordionist with us (Oscar Simmons of Gravesend) knew such as 'J'attendrai' & a rude Canadian words to La Marseillaise'- we didn't sing & just played music mainly.
Passing English daytrippers would whisper
'I'm sure they're not French, you know'

- we used to get away with it till we met them while busking the duty-free queue on the ferry back- mind you Oscar's fluent French, moustache and striped shirt helped- although the string of onions over his shoulder were a nice touch...   happy days!!


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: keberoxu
Date: 05 Jul 18 - 09:24 AM

"La Carmagnole" was nicely recorded, a cappella,
by the Pennywhistlers,
that's where I first heard it.


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Subject: RE: songs suitable for bastille day
From: GUEST,Ebor Fiddler
Date: 06 Jul 18 - 04:23 PM

Haul Away Joe has that lovely verse -

King Louis was the king of France before the Revolution
King Louis got his head cut off which spoiled his constitution.

Chris B.


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