Ah Ca Ira

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Country: France
Language: French
“Ah Ca Ira” is a song from the French Revolution with lyrics inspired by Benjamin Franklin’s customary response when asked about the American Revolution during his time in France: “Ah! Ca ira.” (“It will be fine.”) The song became a rallying cry during the Revolution and has endured as a noted song from the time. The wikipedia entry on the song offers several versions, contrasting one written earlier in the revolution that’s more hopeful and one written later that’s quite ruthless. There is also another version Edith Piaf sang in a popular French film about the Revolution; you can see the scene here:
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[wpspoiler name=”Lyrics of All Around This World version” style=”aatw-other” open=”true”]Ah! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira
Everything will turn out fine I tell you
Ah! ça ira, ça ira, ça ira
Everything will work out in the end

 

I want to promise you my friend
Everything will work out in the end
I want to promise you my friend
Everything will work out in the end
For we will fight until the end, ’til the very end…

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