Sheet Music: Chanson de l'oignon

TitleChanson de l'oignon
Alternate titlesJ'ai perdu le do de ma clarinette
Chant de l'ognon
Små grodorna
The Onion Song
ComposerTraditional French
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyG major
Time signature6/8
Tempo112 BPM
Performance time0:30
Difficulty leveleasy
Download printable scorePDF Sheet Music (52 kB) (preview)
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Date added2014-06-19
Last updated2014-06-19
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Marches, Military music, Traditional/Folk


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Thursday 19 June 2014

Tune of the Day: Chanson de l’oignon

Traditional French tune

The “Onion Song” was one of the favorite songs sung by Napoleon's Imperial Guard while they charged on the battlefield. According to legend, the song originated shortly before the Battle of Marengo (1800), when Napoleon came across some grenadiers vigorously rubbing onions on crusts of bread to give them flavor.

Thanks to Steve for suggesting this tune!