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Latest update on 02/01/2019

Artist: Joseph Pommer
Author: traditional
Year: 1884

Austrian harvest song. Composer unknown. First published in his Liedbuch für Deutschen in Österreich. The opening notes of Mozart's first Menuet from Hoffman Serenade (Serenade #7 in D Major KV 250) from 1776 sound identical with Zie Ginds Komt De Stoomboot.

Covers:

1912:

various [from then on the melody was used for Zie Ginds Komt De Stoomboot, a popular Dutch Sinterklaas poem first published in 1851 by Amsterdam schoolhead Jan Schenkman in his collection St. Nicolaas En Zijn Knecht]

1933:

Oom Bob [idem]

1950s:

Wiener Sängerknaben

1956:

Radiokinderkoor Jacob Hamel [as Zie Ginds Komt De Stoomboot]

1980s:

Leidse Sleuteltjes [idem]

1990s:

André Rieu [idem]

1995:

Nena

If he'd lived one century later, Schenkman's Sinterklaas would have landed in a spaceship. A steam boat was like his era's technological equivalent.

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