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Thread #70987   Message #2317915
Posted By: Gulliver
16-Apr-08 - 11:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Austrian Cavalry Song 'Morgen Rot'
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Cavalry Song 'Morgen Rot'
I don't believe that "Dem Morgenrot Entgegen" can be sung safely in Tyrol. There have been a number of reports of travellers, innocently singing this song while climbing crags or abseiling from a few rocks, being menaced by locals in strange uniforms and pointy hats. Naive tourists humming or whistling the tune through a village noticed Knudeln descending on their heads from open windows. Worst of all was the experience of a group of Italian tourists passing through the Tyrol on Tyrolean Independence Day, who jokingly tried to sing an Italian version of this song, and were heavily pounded with hot Pfannkuchenteig and then Holunderblüten-Pfannkuchen, rounded off with a mess of Weißbrotscheiben that completely spoiled their appetite. Travellers beware!