Chanson pour boire
Chanson pour boire is a term for a French drinking song, frequently coupled with chanson pour danser (or "song for dancing"). It was used in from about 1627–1670. It is different from the air à boire primarily by the period the term was used, and that chansons pour boire are usually for one voice with lute accompaniment, and airs à boire are for multiple voices with lute accompaniment. Both are fairly simple; strophic, with syllabic settings of light texts. The texts are usually about drinking and are humorous.
Chanson paillarde Popular French songs with a sexual and humorous content.
- John H. Baron. "Chanson pour boire", Grove Music Online, ed. L. Macy (accessed December 2, 2006), grovemusic.com (subscription access).
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