The lyrics of this song date back to the 18th century in France, but the tune is probably older. Some think the song might come from the Crusades. The melody has been used for many songs. The story of Marlborough has been set to music with slightly different tunes. Below are some version we've collected…

Another well-known song that uses the Marlborough tune is For He's a Jolly Good Fellow.

Malbrough s'en va-t-en guerre
(Malbrough Is Going to War)

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