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Thread #34802   Message #471659
Posted By: SeanM
28-May-01 - 06:30 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Schnitzelbank
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Schnitzelbank
This is by no means a scholarly source, but an ex-girlfriend of mine spent a year or so as an exchange student in Germany, and also has several German relatives...

We ran into this on a cartoon TV show, 'Animaniacs'. They do a version that's basically a weird take of the lyrics, but they leave the tune alone.

Upon seeing it, she'd said that her younger cousin (or something like cousin) knew it and sang it, and she was I think five-ish?

In any case, I dis-remember her saying she thought it was an old song from her stepfather's youth as well...

Like I said, nothing solid, but I hope it helps.