Cadet Rousselle was an actual person who lived from 1743 - 1807. He was a French bailiff who went to jail for a short time. He was an eccentric person and he even made his house a bit eccentric. This song satirizes him.

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Notes

In 1792, Gaspard de Chenu, a satirical songwriter, wrote this song.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Cadet Rousselle

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Monique Palomares for contributing this rhyme. Translation: Monique and Lisa.

Portrait of Cadet Rousselle is from a painting by Charles Dropy.

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