"This was the Carmagnole"
La Carmagnole was a song, accompanied by a wild dance, created and made popular during the French Revolution. The term carmagnole applied to a short jacket worn by the radical partisans of the working class. The jacket was adopted from the peasant clothes of the Piedmont region, and named for the town of Carmagnola. The song originated in August 1792, although the identity of the authors is not known. It was mainly sung as a rallying cry by the revolutionaries, in battle, and to celebrate revolutionary victories. It was also used to insult those who did not support the revolution – they would be made to "sing and dance the Carmagnole." Listen to the song here.