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    Default Rats.....musicians!

    Vindicated at last!

    The Pied Piper of Hamelin was not playing a baroque traverso flauto!

    It's those early clarinet and cornamuse players who give us a bad rep with rats:




    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20716625

    2012 marks 200th anniversary of Grimm Brothers' version of German legend (Rattenfänger von Hameln) - other versions include poem by Robert Browning
    Story tells how mysterious piper agrees to rid Hamelin of rats - when city withholds payment, he uses pipe to charm the city's children away
    Story believed to originate with medieval legend of children's disappearance from town - rats were introduced into story in mid-16th Century
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    Goodness I thought you were talking about this:

    Natalie

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    Errr.....yours is more terrifying

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    Quote Originally Posted by Head_case View Post
    Errr.....yours is more terrifying
    Oh, those are the CUTE rats. Wait till you see the others!
    Natalie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamascarlatti View Post
    Goodness I thought you were talking about this:

    These rats are epic, it looks like they will forever remain in the collective memory of Wagner fans
    ... yet for us will still remain the holy German art... (Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg)
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    God gave all men all earth to love,
    But since our hearts are small,
    Ordained for each one spot should prove
    Beloved over all.
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    I don't really care what instrument that piper was playing! For all we know, we've been given a 'bowdlerized' version and the instrument was a Zamr!

    In the story, the Piper was promised a fee if he rid the town of the Vermin. After successfully completing the job, the Burghers reneged the agreement. That musician was just extracting, after a well-executed gig, his fee as promised; I hope he sold the children (to good homes, of course!) and got his fee :-)

    uh, as in, "Time to pay the piper."
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    Quote Originally Posted by PetrB View Post
    I don't really care what that piper was playing!

    In the story, the Piper was promised a fee if he rid the town of the Vermin. After successfully completing the job, the Burghers reneged the agreement. That musician was just extracting, after a well-executed gig, his fee as promised; I hope he sold the children (to good homes, of course!) and got his fee :-)

    uh, as in, "Time to pay the piper."
    Sure..that's all fine and well...

    But what do you think he fed the children on?




    We never hear that bit in childrens' fairy tales.

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