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TOM LEHRER REVISITED
11. The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz
Now to continue with the love song, here we have the Viennese waltz type of the Franz Lehar/Johann Strauss school, conjuring up images of gaily waltzing couples, and probably stale champagne drunk from sweaty slippers. This example is called The Wiener Schnitzel Waltz.
Do you remember the night I held you so tight, As we danced to the Wiener Schnitzel Waltz? The music was gay, and the setting was Viennese, Your hair wore some roses (or perhaps they were peonies), I was blind to your obvious faults, As we danced 'cross the scene To the strains of the Wiener Schnitzel Waltz. Oh, I drank some champagne from your shoe, la-la-la. I was drunk by the time I got through, la-la-la. For I didn't know as I raised that cup, It had taken two bottles to fill the thing up. It was I who stepped on your dress, la-la-la. The skirts all came off, I confess, la-la-la. Revealing for all of the others to see Just what it was that endeared you to me... I remember the night I held you so tight, As we danced to the Wiener Schnitzel Waltz. Your lips were like wine (if you'll pardon the simile), The music was lovely and quite Rudolf Friml'y*. I drank wine, you drank chocolate malts, And we both turned quite green To the strains of the Wiener Schnitzel Waltz.
* Rudolf Frimly, 1879-1972. A composer born in Prague, and who moved to the US in 1906. He wrote 33 light operas, the best known of which are The Firefly (1912), Rose Marie (1924), and The Vagabond King (1925). I say "best known", though in reality I hadn't heard of even these ones until I looked the guy up.