Mudcat Café message #157709 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #16722   Message #157709
Posted By: Charlie Baum
03-Jan-00 - 11:55 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Orchestra Song
Another verse I remember is :
The horn, the horn, it sounds so forlorn (bis)
This line is sung on a drone.

A variant drum I've heard goes:
The drum it has two tones, a high one, a low one. High, low, low, high, high, high, high, high, low.

I'm trying to remember the first time I heard this, and it might have been in Colonial Williamsburg as an example of music from the 1700s. The piece is certainly old enough to qualify as traditional music, and the existance of variants as to the sounds certain instruments make further qualifies it as a folk song!

--Charlie Baum