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Thread #16722   Message #2984430
Posted By: GUEST,German
11-Sep-10 - 06:34 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
Subject: RE: req/ADD: Orchestra Song - German Lyrics?
The version quoted by Lin is identical to the one represented on "ingeb.org". This is usually the first address for anyone searching for German folk songs. However, the text given for the horn is not the one usually sung and seeming most logical, as (approximately) quoted by sionlew: "Das Horn, das Horn, das ruht sich aus, es bringt nur einen Ton heraus." The translation is "The horn, the horn relaxes, it produces but one note." (Hornist rightly feel insulted, but with the short-lived advent of the vuvuzela this verse has been quoted frequently.)

As for the authorship, ingeb.org gives "Melodie & Text: Willy Geisler, 1886". In other sources, such as http://www.deutscheslied.com/, the spelling is "Willy Geißler" etc. (deutscheslied.com, based in Canada, is an incredible archive of German songbooks; there you can order by email those songs that are forbidden in Germany, if you need them.) "Zur Feier" ("For a celebration") seems to be the Geisler's original title. He might not have foreseen the worlwide carreer of his little quodlibet, designed for a single occasion.