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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"Gopher Tuna"

In 1935, Carl Orff wrote O Fortuna as part of his choral masterpiece Carmina Burana.  It's one of my favorite classical pieces.  I've been lucky enough to see a performance of the piece live.

Until I was in my mid-20s, I had no idea what the name of the tune was.  I simply called it the "BAMP BAMP BAMP BAMP song".  It took another decade before I had any clue as to the lyrics.

It appears as if I'm not the only one.  Someone posted a video of O Fortuna's misheard lyrics.  It's hilarious, partially because they're dead on.


Rachel said...

Oh wow! I love this so much! I must catch my breath and send it on to everyone I know, hahahahaha!