^Peter Leslie, A hard act to follow: a music hall review 1978 "Xanrof had gained his experience in the wineshops of the faubourgs along the outer boulevards, working-class taverns where anarchists and other revolutionaries had been singing, writing and reciting anti-establishment tirades since the .. "
^The Oxford Handbook of the New Cultural History of Music Jane Fulcher - 2011 "Three decisive events shaped the fame of the divette fin de siècle: The discovery of Léon Xanrof's songs, her first performance at Rodolphe de Salis's cabaret, Le Chat Noir (in 1892), and her short tenure at the Éden Concert in December ..."
^Carlton M. Hughes - 2002 Moments for Music: 175 Short Stories About Music p55 "Léon Xanrof [ aka Léon Fourneau] (1867-1953) worked "
^Adrian Room -Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins p516 2010 -"Xanrof: Léon-Alfred Fourneau (1867–1953), Fr. composer, songwriter, by profession a lawyer."
^Derek B. Scott - Sounds of the Metropolis 2008 p69 "In Paris, Yvette Guilbert represented bourgeois vices humorously in chansons like “Le Fiacre” (words and music by Léon Xanrof) and “Je suis pocharde!” (words by Léon Laroche, music by Louis Byrec)."