Erst wann's aus wird sein... [Parodie]

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Erst wann's aus wird sein... [Parodie]

Post by GregSingh » 27 Apr 2020 02:40

Anonym, source unknown. An Austrian invention? 1939/40 quite likely.
Lyrics not very creative...perhaps tune is more catching.
Erst wann's aus wird sein
mit'n Churchill und mit'n Chamberlain
dann pack'ma die Kanonen ein,
eh'n der net!

Wann der Eden denkt,
dass uns seine Blokade kränkt,
dann is der Herr wohl sehr beschränkt,
so a Depp

Und auch der Daladier
kann uns nicht schrecken
er kann uns, wann er wüll...
am Westwall necken;

ja so lang a nuh die guate
deutsche Wehrmacht da,
da sag'n ma alle no:
"Halt ja!" und fahrn net a'!
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Re: Erst wann's aus wird sein...

Post by Ivan Ž. » 27 Apr 2020 13:30

Hello, Greg

That is a wartime parody (of the refrain) of the popular Viennese song of the same name. The original lyrics were written by Franz Prager and the music was composed by Hans von Frankowski (Op. 117).

The refrain originally began with the lyrics "Erst wann's aus wird sein, mit aner Musi' und mit'n Wein...", which was changed in the parody version to "Erst wann's aus wird sein, mit'n Churchill und mit'n Chamberlain..." (etc).

One can even find the (original) song title on the facade of the building where the composer died in the bombing at the end of the war (which speaks enough about the popularity of the original song):
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Source: http://www.viennatouristguide.at/Gedenk ... ski_16.htm

Original version (instrumental):


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Re: Erst wann's aus wird sein... [Parodie]

Post by GregSingh » 29 Apr 2020 02:01

Thanks Ivan!

Looks like an Austrian response to Germans making a parody of Das kann doch einen Seemann nicht erschüttern, called Das muß den Ersten Seelord doch erschüttern!
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Re: Erst wann's aus wird sein... [Parodie]

Post by Ivan Ž. » 29 Apr 2020 09:32

Hello, Greg

Parodies were often made during wars (including political wars/campaigns). It's always much easier getting your message through when using an already popular melody ;) Then the people would have to think of your words too when singing the popular melody, willingly or not. That's just how the brain works. A melody reminds of text (and vice versa). Just remember the Nazi/Communist "song war" in the early 1930s and how many songs used by the German Communists were re-written by the Nazis.

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