O, DU LIEBER AUGUSTIN

Created on 19/05/2006
Latest update on 03/09/2021

Artist: Max Augustin
Author: Max Augustin
Year: 1679

Written to celebrate a miraculous recovery. Augustin fell asleep by the wayside after a night on the town. Bad timing as this was right in the middle of a pestilence outbreak. Next morning he was picked up for death by pest plague servants and transferred to the Vienna morgue. When he awoke, people started speculating about the healing powers of wine. Augustin's song was used in Hans Christian Andersons fairytale The Swineherd and in the Dutch Sinterklaas classic Daar Wordt Aan De Deur Geklopt. Augustin was born in 1643 and eventually died 62 years later.

Covers:

1908:

Arnold Schönberg [in the Scherzo of his Second String Quartet]

1937:

Carole Lombard [in film Nothing Sacred]

1964:

Spotnicks

1969:

Paul McCartney [as Balls For Mr. Banglestein, Banglestein, Banglestein during session for Get Back]

1978:

Leidse Sleuteltjes [as Daar Wordt Aan De Deur Geklopt]

1980s:

Damrakkertjes [as 't Peerd Van Ome Loeks, same tune; lyrics from Groningen (1900s)]

1990s:

Simpsons [as Hail To The Busdriver, ode to Otto; Scouts song]

2000:

Isaac Stern

2021:

Offscreen Cinema

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