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Au Clair De La Lune (song)
"" (, ) is a French folk song of the 18th century. Its composer and lyricist are unknown. Its simple melody () is commonly taught to beginners learning an instrument. Lyrics The song appears as early as 1820 i''Le Voiture Verseés'' with only the first verse. Four verses were later re-published in the 1858 compilation ''Chants et Chansons populaires de la France''. In the 1870 compilation ''Chansons et Rondes Enfantines'', only the first two verses of the original four were retained. Some sources report that "plume" (pen) was originally "lume" (an old word for "light" or "lamp"). Much of the lyrics has sexual innuendos. In music 19th-century French composer Camille Saint-Saëns quoted the first few notes of the tune in the section "The Fossils", part of his suite ''The Carnival of the Animals''. French composer Ferdinand Hérold wrote a set of variations for piano solo in E-flat major. Claude Debussy, composer of the similarly named " Clair de lune" from his ''Suite ...
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