Nice going, there, Switzerland!
June 18, 2008 7:20 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (36 comments total)
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! Swiss national broadcaster SRG turned back time on Monday when, while broadcasting an Austria/Germany soccer match, it offered subtitles accompanying Germany's national anthem that mistakenly included the "Deutschland, Deutschland ueber alles" lyrics, a verse popular under Nazi rule but ignored since the fall of the Third Reich. The melody, Das Deutschlandlied
, comes courtesy of Joseph Haydn, who penned the ditty in 1797.
You can head over to the toobs to see a handsome old 78 player offering up a warbly instrumental version
of the tune. Even those who've never heard ol' Joe Haydn's version, however, might still find the melodic hook a little familiar
. Oh, and I'd mention that those lyrics
are by August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben, but you knew that, right?