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From the comic opera Mamsel Angot composed by Charles Lecocq.

Alexandre Charles Lecocq (3 June 1832 – 24 October 1918) was a French musical composer. He first gained notice by sharing with Georges Bizet the first prize for an operetta in a competition instituted by Jacques Offenbach.

All his previous successes were cast into the shade by 'La fille de Madame Angot' (Brussels, 1872), which in Paris in 1873 was performed for more than 400 nights consecutively, and which has since gained and retained enormous popularity.

After 1873, Lecocq produced a large number of operettas, though he never equalled his early triumph in La fille de Madame Angot. Camille Saint-Saëns was a friend of Lecocq's, and never ceased to admire the latter's music. Lecocq died in his home city of Paris, aged 85.

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