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Le Regiment de Sambre et Meuse

Tous ces fiers enfants de la Gaule
Allaient sans treve et sans repos
Avec leurs fusils sur l'epaule,
Courage au coeur et sac au dos !
La gloire etait leur nourriture,
Ils etaient sans pain, sans souliers,
La nuit ils couchaient a la dure
Avec leurs sacs pour oreiller.

All these proud children of Gaule
Went without truce and rest,
With their rifles on the shoulder.
Courage in the heart and back bag,
Glory was their food.
They were without bread, without shoes
There, they slept on the hard one
With their bags like pillows.

Le regiment de Sambre et Meuse
Marchait toujours au cris de Liberte
Cherchant la route glorieuse
Qui l'a conduit a l'immortalite.

The regiment of Sambre and Meuse
Always went to the cry of "Freedom",
Seeking the glorious road
Who led to immortality.

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About March

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In 1871, French composer Jean Robert Planquette set Cezano's poem to a simple melody which was to become a favorite to the French public. The lyrics were translated into many languages and the song traveled throughout the world. In 1879, Sambre et Meuse was arranged into a military march by P. Raulski, and in the 1890's, pianists and orchestral arrangers also produced arrangements of the march, each giving credit lines and references to Planquette and Raulski.

The popularity of this march had grown to such an extent, that it gained recognition as one of the most popular marches by a German encyclopedia. In the United States, the first copyrighted arrangements of Le Regiment were by Carl Fischer in 1904 and his band arrangement in 1908. A flurry of copyright activity followed with a flock of arrangements for piano, orchestras, men's glee clubs, and in a community song book published in Chicago.

In 1937, release of Fischer's arrangement neglected to have the names of Planquette and Raulski in the credits, thus hiding the true origins of the piece (source: The Ohio State University Marching Band web site).