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"musical train wreck"
 
   So I don't know if this happens to many other people, but I have this thing where sometimes two unrelated snippets of music will sort of boxcar together in my head, in a way that was never intended but which makes total musical sense. The usual combo I use to describe the phenomenon is between "16 Candles" by The Crests and The Police's "Every Breath You Take":

You're only sixteen
But you're my teenage queen
My poor heart aches
With every step you take

Well, I was sitting and woolgathering about random things earlier, during a lull in a training session for work, and I stumbled across another one:

Deutschland, Deutschland über alles
Über alles in der Welt,
'Tis the season to be jolly,
Brüderlich zussamenhält.
Don we now our gay apparel,
Falala lalala la la la
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles
Falalalala lala la la

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Peter Eng
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Dec-08-17, 10:18 PM (EST)
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1. "RE: musical train wreck"
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   >So I don't know if this happens to many other people, but I have this
>thing where sometimes two unrelated snippets of music will sort of
>boxcar together in my head, in a way that was never intended but which
>makes total musical sense.

Oh, there's a lot of people who do that. Usually it's in the form of mashing the lyrics into a different song ("Call Me Maybe" to the tune of "Head Like A Hole" is one of my personal favorites), but this happens too.

When I'm especially bored, I start riffling through things that scan to the theme to Gilligan's Island and jumping songs from line to line.

>
>Deutschland, Deutschland über alles
>Über alles in der Welt,
>'Tis the season to be jolly,
>Brüderlich zussamenhält.
>Don we now our gay apparel,
>Falala lalala la la la
>Deutschland, Deutschland über alles
>Falalalala lala la la
>

This is a thing of beauty.

Peter Eng
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mdg1
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Dec-09-17, 08:28 AM (EST)
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3. "RE: musical train wreck"
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   There are a surprising number of things that can be sung to the tune of "The Yellow Rose Of Texas"...

Including most Emily Dickinson poems.

Mario


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2. "RE: musical train wreck"
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   >Deutschland, Deutschland über alles
>Falalalala lala la la

<snrk>

I think that actually beats one I picked up from an old filk tape; a cheerful vampire song, using the same tune as that carol, then in the last line it segues into the tune of Song Of The Volga Boatmen.

And it works. (If you can stop laughing soon enough to re-start breathing...)

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