Swan song  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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The phrase "swan song" is a reference to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan (Cygnus olor) is completely mute during its lifetime until the moment just before it dies, when it sings one beautiful song.



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