“Malbrouck”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1896 (Trebucq)
Keywords: foreignlanguage nobility death burial funeral
Found in: France

Description

French language: "Malbrouck s'en va-t-en dguere-re/Marlborough he's gone to war." Marlborough is slow in returning home; he is dead and in his tomb. Details of his funeral are given

Notes

For the history of this tune, see the entry on "We Won't Go Home Until Morning."

It should be noted that this song has nothing to do with the historical Marlborough.

Chase describes "Molly Brooks" as an American "wearing-down" of Marlborough. Hence the classification of his dance piece here rather than under one of the other Malbrouck tunes. - RBW

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References

  1. Kennedy 108, "Malbrouck" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Chase, pp. 202-205, "Molly Brooks" (1 tune plus dance figures)
  3. Fuld-WFM, pp. 231-233, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow -- (Malbrouk -- We Won't Go Home till Morning! -- The Bear Went over the Mountain)
  4. BI, K108