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Wooden heart

COVERED BY ELVIS

Muss i Denn - Wooden Heart


recording date elvis: 28 april,1960;studio
first release: on audio album G.I blues ( october,1960 )
label: rca victor
catalog number: lsp 2256


originally by: Wise; Weisman; Twomey; Kaempfert

year: 1900
originally written by: Traditional
catalognumber: 6701
format: cylinder

Another instrumental clarinet version was recorded in 1901 by Theodore Pusinelli & Hackert (Zonophone H 9585).




Every Elvis fan knows that "Wooden Heart" is also known as "Muss i denn." And, indeed, the number is based on a Swabian folk tune, an example of an Urbummellied or Abschiedslied, that is better known by its opening lyrics in Swabian dialect, "Muss i denn, muss i denn zum Städtele hinaus." Elvis included several lines of the Swabian original in his recording of "Wooden Heart" as well as some new German lyrics. Swabia was a medieval duchy in what is now south-western Germany. The origins of the song are unknown, but it was first published in 1827 by Friedrich Silcher, a composer and collector of folk songs. Pusinelli and Hackert's version of "Muss i denn…" was recorded as a duet for clarinets and released as a 7-inch single-sided disk on Zonophone H9585. A possible earlier vocal version exists by Oskar Wagner, released on a brown wax cylinder, number 6701, at some time between 1890 and 1902.


Aka 'Muss i Denn'
performed by:
Pusinelli & Hackert

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Wooden Heart
performed by:
Elvis Presley

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