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|A little further digging
Written by JulieW
(5/1/2007 1:52 p.m.)
in consequence of the missive, JA mentions the "Boulanger", penned by JulieW
According to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, the folk song was referring to Marie Antoinette.
So called because she was always demanding money of her ministers, and never had any. According to the Revolutionary song:
“La Boulangère a des ecus,
Qui ne lui content guère.”
Here is a page with the French lyrics( 2 versions),and here is a page I can't get to work ( but it might work for you) which promises an audio file of the folk song :-)
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