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The Best Songs Of All Nations For Young People With Sheet Music & Lyrics.

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120 Songs That Every Child Should Know
What is the German's Fatherland? Come, tell me. What's this mighty land ? Why, Austria 't will surely be, Renowned in war for victory. Ah, no, etc.
La Marseillaise
De Lisle's mother was profoundly Royalist, and not knowing that her son had composed this incendiary song she demanded upon hearing it: " What do people mean by associating our name with the revolution­ary hymn which these brigands sing ? " De Lisle, himself, when menaced in the Jura mountains whither he had fled as a proscribed Royalist, heard his song and asked his guide what it was called. It was in these circum­stances and for the first time that he learned his song had become famous as the Marseillaise hymn.
Claude Joseph Rouget De Lisle (1792).
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