"a childhood tune 'Au Clair de la Lune'"

Au Clair de la Lune is a French folk song dating from the eighteenth century. Once learnt by French children playing the glockenspiel, the tune also forms part of the earliest known recording of the human voice. It was recorded by Édouard-Léon Scott de Martinville in 1860, on a paper phonoautograph recording that was converted to a digital recording by American scholars in 2008.

Listen to Au Clair de la Lune sung by Yvonne Printemps