La Chanson de Jean Berger (1709)

An adaptation of a song written by the early eighteenth-century Montreal painter, money forger, and jailbird, Jean Berger (1681-?). For authoring this little ditty, which mocked the judicial authorities of the fledgling city, Berger was condemned to be pilloried in the town square, but he broke out of his prison cell before the sentence could be carried out:

2 Responses to La Chanson de Jean Berger (1709)

  1. Grazie mille! BTW, one of the poems I plan on adapting when I have a little more time is Dante’s sonnet adressed to Guido Cavalcanti, “Guido, i’ vorrei che tu e Lapo ed io”

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  2. Andrea says:

    Bloody excellent!

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