Day 952: Mozart Misbehaves

Though many view classical music and its composers as denizens of a stodgy world lacking in humor, appearances can be deceiving.  It is obvious that Mozart not only enjoyed social gatherings, but with his talent and risqué sense of humor, may have been the life of the party.  He wrote Canon in B flat as a party song and for lyrics chose a common bawdy phrase that is the German equivalent of “Go to Hell.”

When the party dulled and laughs were sparse
Young Mozart entertained with a farce,
A round he begat,
Canon in B flat
That begins with words “Leck mich im arsch.”