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1911 Encyclopedia Britannica
A song of the French Revolution, with the refrain:- "Ali/ ca ira, ca ira, ca ira 1 Les aristocrates a la lanterne." The words, written by one Ladre, a street singer, were put to an older tune, called "Le Carillon National," and the song rivalled the "Carmagnole" (q.v.) during the Terror. It was forbidden by the Directory.
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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Ca Ira'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/bri/c/ca-ira.html. 1910.