All songs of current lands come sounding round me, The German airs of friendship, wine and love, Irish ballads, merry jigs and dances, English warbles, Chansons of France, Scotch tunes, and o’er the rest, Italia’s peerless compositions.
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In the 60s chansons with emotionally-charged lyrics, often accompanied by the accordion, were very popular in France.
The first row of the pious chanson will show you more; for look where my abridgment comes.