La Romance du Quatorze Juillet

Bonne Fête Nationale à tous mes amis français! Today is the fête nationale in France and following a bit of research online about French songs relating to the 14th July I’ve come across this 19th century song which follows a romance from the first signs of love between a young girl and her beau, through to the birth of their baby and then the unfortunate events surrounding her being abandoned and subsequently sentenced to a term in prison as an unmarried mother. There are various versions of the song, some more tragic than the rest, but it’s a nice wee tune. For French speakers, there’s more information here.

To hear more July songs, click here. If it’s your first time on the site, find out more about why I’m trying to record a piano tune every day here.