Photo: the churchyard, St. Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall (see To Tolverne - a Riddle)
A collection of 8 poems and parody poems in the form of an entertainment in words and music inspired by a visit to Berlin in 1999, ten years after the fall of the Berlin wall.
Deutschland - after the hymn Glorious things of thee are spoken (Newton/Haydn)
Charlie - after the music-hall song Champagne Charlie (Lee/Leybourne)
Monument - based on the slow movement of Beethoven's Eroica Symphony.
Wolfgang - original poem
Das Mauerlein - after Lily Marlene (Leip/Schulze)
Alexander Platz - original poem
Reichstag - original poem
The Linden Tree - after Der Lindenbaum (Schubert/Müller)
The word Schnauze literally means snout. In common parlance Berliner Schnauze is a form of slang used by the inhabitants of the city, particularly in the former eastern sector. It is characterized by outspoken, coarse and bad-taste humour.
Full text in English (without music) available direct from the author in limited edition as a 16-page printed A5 booklet fully illustrated with fourteen full colour photographs and detailed explanatory footnotes.