Who Taught Those Animals French?

Yesterday we met “Ah Ca Ira,” a confident, quite confrontational song from the days of the French Revolution. Our version draws the tale of America Founding Father Benjamin Franklin, answering a question about what he thinks will ultimately happen in France despite its Revolutionary Era chaos. Franklin supposedly answered, “Ah! Ca Ira”” — essentially, “everything will be fine.” We don’t know if that story is true, but we can be almost 100% sure he never sang this song using the sounds of French animals.
See you in class in the upcoming week as we embark on a new three month adenture.