Friday, December 26, 2008
Christmas MusikOkay, Christmas Day is over. But the Christmas season extends to Three Kings Day on January 6. So I just found a couple of YouTube videos with a special kind of holiday music: German country Christmas songs.
This is an all-time classic, "Der Weihnachtsmann der fährt 'nen großen Truck" (The Christmas Man [Santa Claus, more or less], he drives a great big truck"], sung by Tom Astor.
This is a good one, too, also sung by Tom Astor, "Frieden bleibt ein Weihnachtstraum" (Peace remains a Christmas dream), actually a general antiwar song:
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No subject for immortal verse
That we who lived by honest dreams
Defend the bad against the worse."
-- Cecil Day-Lewis from Where Are The War Poets?
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