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102 The National Music of America.
had not yet risen to the top, and the third
form of " La Carmagnole" was a martial
one, probably written by some soldier who
was ready, like Koerner, to seal his poetry
with his blood.
" Le canon vient de re*sonner; Guerriers soyez prets a marcher. Citoyens et soldats, En volant aux combats, Dansons la Carmagnole; Vive le son, vive le son, Dansons la Carmagnole Vive le son
This " Carmagnole" was often sung and danced in New York during the presidency of Washington, by extreme sympathisers with the French Republic.1
Then there came another version, beginning:
" Oui, je suis sans culotte, moi, En de*pit des amis du roi. Vive les Marseillois, Les Bretons et nos lois! "
1 Lossing's "Field-book of the War of 1812," p. 81.