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Cartouche song meanings
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    Song MeaningCartouche was the name of a french bandit from the 18th century. Together with his gang he roamed the area around Paris and got famous - and popular - by his clever way of stealing: Whenever he robbed somebody he made sure he amused this person by jokes and pranks because Cartouche knew he'd be likely forgiven if he was the "amusing" thief and not the "scary" one. Thus noblemen and citizens liked him a lot and eagerly listened to the descriptions of his robberies.

    Unfortunately the magistrates didn't like him at all, so Cartouche was sentenced to death 1721.

    I think this song is about the spirit of "Cartouche" still roaming the forests around Paris, celebrating the last clever run on a noble's townhouse, counting the money, fooling around with other stuff he stole, while the campfire sends smokey trails through the summernight.
    Natszeraszaon June 05, 2012   Link

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