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Thread #61938   Message #3222617
Posted By: GUEST
13-Sep-11 - 01:08 PM
Thread Name: Is 'Frau Wirtin' ever sung?
Subject: RE: Is 'Frau Wirtin' ever sung?
Hah, I know "Frau Wirtin" from my time as a student in Berlin. Actually it is a very old song and it is only sung on a so called "kneipe" which pretty much resembles a well organized drinking party (later it can deteriorate into a drinking orgy). It starts very regulated and serious (Officium)with songs like "Gaudeamus igitur" etc. With advancing time and progressive drunkenness, the festivity goes a little "off road" and starts to get sometimes...ehrrmmm...pretty nasty and kinky. So "Frau Wirtin" always appears around the end of such a fesivitiy (Fidolitšt). The tune is well known to any german (and may be austrian) weapon student. It is a tradition that goes back around 300 years, starting in Prague where the very first Universities were established.