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25 May 2016 11:59 a.m. PST
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KTravlos05 Dec 2015 3:40 p.m. PST

Which one do you like more

1)La Marseillaise
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2)Le chant du Depart
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3) Other (please post. Keep it to anthems that are pro-Republican during the French Revolution)

4) I like none of them

5) No Opinion

zippyfusenet Inactive Member05 Dec 2015 3:53 p.m. PST

Ca Ira!

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Duc de Limbourg Inactive Member05 Dec 2015 4:02 p.m. PST

I agree, ca ira

John Armatys05 Dec 2015 6:11 p.m. PST

Ca Ira for me too, but played by fifes and drums.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2015 7:00 p.m. PST

3a) "The French Revolution" lyrics by Mae Hensley:

William Warner05 Dec 2015 7:06 p.m. PST

La Marseillaise. I was especially impressed by the rendition at the opening ceremony of the 1992 winter olympics at Albertville.
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T Labienus Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2015 5:06 a.m. PST

"La Carmagnole" is the song the most used by the revolutionary mobs, created in 1792, it's a song and a dance, it had been sung under Louis XVI (Monsieur Véto) and Marie-Antoinette (Madame Véto) windows when they were in jail at the "Prison du Temple".
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T Labienus Supporting Member of TMP06 Dec 2015 5:10 a.m. PST

The Carmagnole

Madame Veto has promised (repeat)
To cut everyone's throat in Paris (repeat)
But she failed to do this,
Thanks to our cannons.

Let us dance the Carmagnole
Long live the sound (repeat)
Let us dance the Carmagnole
Long live the sound of the cannons.

Mr. Veto had promised (repeat)
To be loyal to his country; (repeat)
But he failed to be,
Let's not do quarters.


Antoinette had decided (repeat)
To drop us on our asses; (repeat)
But the plan was foiled
And she fell on her face.


Her husband, believing himself a conqueror, (repeat)
Knowing little our value, (repeat)
Go, Louis, big crybaby,
From the the Temple into the tower.


The Swiss had promised, (repeat)
That they would fire our friends, (repeat)
But how they have jumped!
How they have all danced!


When Antoinette sees the tower, (repeat)
She wishes to make a half turn, (repeat)
She is sick at heart
To see herself without honor.




Malbrook06 Dec 2015 9:25 p.m. PST

Veillons au salut de l'empire.

Has good lines like: tremble tyrants, you're going to pay for your sins.

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