Aristide Bruant

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Aristide Bruant (6 May 1851 – 10 February 1925) was a French cabaret singer, comedian, and nightclub owner. He is best known as the man in the red scarf and black cape featured on certain famous posters by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. He has also been credited as the creator of the chanson réaliste musical genre.

Born Louis Armand Aristide Bruant in the village of Courtenay, Loiret in ... more »

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Best Poem of Aristide Bruant

Le Chat Noir

Je cherche fortune
Autour du Chat Noir
Au clair de la lune
A Montmartre!
Je cherche fortune,
Autour du Chat Noir
Au clair de la lune
A Montmartre le soir.


La lune était sereine,
Quand, sur le boulevard,
Je vis poindre Sosthène
Qui me dit : cher Oscar!
D'où viens-tu vieille branche?
Moi, je lui répondis:
C'est aujourd'hui dimanche,
Et c'est demain lundi…

La lune était moins claire,
Lorsque je rencontrai
Mademoiselle Claire
A qui je murmurai:
Comment vas-tu, la belle?
- Et vous? - Très bien, merci.
- A propos, me ...

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