Friday, 26 June 2015


Even I can't escape the 1815 fever at this moment. Though being a citydwelling lady, I will not bore you with a description of a bloody battle, severed limbs and cruelly dying horses, I present you my YouTube trouvaille of today: a piercingly mocking song about the Allied Occupation, written by Pierre-Jean de Béranger

You can find here a selection of de Bérengers poems translated into English in 1850; the one above sadly not among them, yet it offers a very nice insight into the popular poetry at the time, often with a short explanatory introduction to the political situation on what the piece is aimed.

No comments:

Post a Comment