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Carmagnole: A Song Made Popular During The 18th Century

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"Carmagnole." Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia (2015): 1p. 1. Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. Web. 2 Feb. 2016.

The database cited here offers insight into the Carmagnole, a song created and made popular during the 18th century in Paris. The song was brought into Paris from Marseille, where the song became widespread after the storming of the Tuileries, a royal palace. The song itself includes 13 two-line stanzas, each ending with a phrase that praises the French Revolution. Over time, new stanzas were added and eventually a street dance was improvised to go along with the song. The dance was a figure of farandole which was an ancient chain dance of France. The Carmagnole was mostly sung and danced as entertainment among a group
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