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A Whole Lotta Louis's

When I started writing about Marie-Thérèse, the daughter of Queen Marie-Antoinette and Louis XVI of France, I discovered many unexpected facts - including the preponderance of kings named "Louis" (including 16's father, brother and son).

(Louis XVI - he looks like my dad!)


What's up with that? I wondered. How many are there? I furthered. And how do I keep them straight?


And I was off and running. Or rather - off and rhyming.

Then I realized I'd never get the rights for this rock classic.


So I tried on a French kiddie song. Sing along!

A Lotta Louis’s

Gotta Lotta Louis’s

Kings of France

They really love the name


History says there were 18

Technically, there were 18

But count 'em all, when you’re done

You will find 21

Oh oh oh -


A Lotta Louis’s

Gotta Lotta Louis’s

Kings of France

Let’s play the naming game


Clovis was the first Louis

Changed his name by droppin' the "C"

Founded France, was a hero

Me, I call him Louis Zero

When we’re done, 21

Oh oh oh -


A Lotta Louis’s

Gotta Lotta Louis’s

Kings of France

Learn how they got their fame.


Charlemagne he had a son

He was Louis Number One

Also known as the Pious

Cause he was a real good guy-us

Clovis hero, Louis Zero

When we’re done, 21

Oh oh oh


A Lotta Louis’s

Gotta Lotta Louis’s

Kings of France

Some were kind of lame.


Louis’s two through five did squat

Louis Six he did a lot

And then he’d eat, so him we know

As Louis the Fat, Louis le Gros

One’s a good guy-as, Louis the Pious

Clovis hero, Louis Zero

When we’re done, 21

Oh oh oh -


A Lotta Louis’s

Gotta Lotta Louis’s

Kings of France

No, they’re not the same!


Which do you like? Please vote in the Comments section below.

And then I'll write words for the next 15 Louis's!

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