Chœur de la Joyeuse Garde - Chanson de Monsieur Henri


Chœur de la Joyeuse Garde
Song Name: Chanson de Monsieur Henri
By: Chœur de la Joyeuse Garde ( Chœur de la Joyeuse Garde )
Country: France
Song Local Name: Chanson de Monsieur Henri
Album: Credo
Link to buy: Diffusia
Genre: folk music of France , traditional music of France , French folk music , Marche
Date Added: 22 Aug 2019
Yuri Bonilha
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Chanson de Monsieur Henri by Chœur de la Joyeuse Garde is part of folk music tradition in/by France. Folk Music of France is traditionally brother to some other region(s) in the world. If you want to listen to song(s) in the same genre or with the same root with Chanson de Monsieur Henri (or folk music of France), other than checking France you can also check music of Belgium. From the top menu, first choose the desired region and then find the link from the map or country list.

This one alludes to count Henri de La Rochejaquelein, a french nobleman who led the Great Catholic and Royal Armies of France during the Vendean Counter-Revolution.

Henri was known for defying republican forces by wearing distinctive apparel that would single him out, and at one point a republican gunner shot his hand and inutilized it, but instead of retreating he advanced, attacking with his left hand instead. He pursued guerrilla warfare even after the Great Army was routed, and was surrendered by republican soldiers, who cowardly shot him in the head point-blank.

The first stanzas allude to his famous quote: "Friends! If I advance, follow me! If I retreat, kill me! If I die, avenge me!"

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