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The Girls of Gottenberg

First line:
Once in the window of a ham and beef shop
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first performed on 15 May 1907 at the Gaiety Theatre
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The Girls of Gottenberg (Gaiety, 15 May 1907) was based on a recent incident at Köpenick, just outside Berlin, when a shoemaker posed as a Prussian officer and took over the city hall. The incident did little more than provide an excuse for poking some light-hearted fun at the Germans, as in the duet Two little sausages, performed by Gertie Millar as an innkeeper’s daughter and Edmund Payne as Max Moddelkopf.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 2008

Recordings

Monckton: Songs from the shows
CDA67654Archive Service

Details

No 20: Two little sausages  Once in the window of a ham and beef shop
Track 20 on CDA67654 [2'39] Archive Service

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