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1oo The National Music of America.
used the phrase (" It will succeed ") in connection with the prospects of the American Revolution. General Lafayette caught the expression and suggested it to a street-singer named Ladr6, as a good refrain for a popular song. In its first shape it presented such innocent sentiments as these:
But when the mob burst forth in its fury, when the Tuileries were carried by assault, when the nobles were massacred in prison, then the words became more ferocious :
" La Carmagnole," which was yet more prominent during the darkest days of France's misery, was also a light tune of