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Everybody's song




   

 

 
 
Central and Northern Europe

According to ethnomusicologist Dorit Klebe, the song also reached regions in Central Europe. In Austria and Germany it took its way to school books for music lessons in the 1980s. The original Turkish lyrics were sometimes replaced by quite different song texts in German language. (cf. Klebe 2004, 105-107)

The first sequences of the tune have also been incorporated into the disco song "Rasputin". This song was written by Frank Farian, performed by Boney M.  and later covered by other bands such as the Croatian group Vatrogasci  or the Finnish viking metal band Turisas.

 

The search for the history of the song has just begun and one can expect that its journey across the continents will also continue in the 21st century.

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