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play Franz Liszt the Famous Pianist (Hungarian Rhapsody #2, Liszt)

from Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Symphonies

Franz Liszt The Famous Pianist
By Richard Perlmutter

Franz Liszt the famous pianist
They say his piano skill was unsurpassed
And no one else could play as fast as
Franz Liszt the famous pianist
And everyone who saw him all agreed
No one could match his finger speed
Yes Franz Liszt the famous pianist
Could play the minute waltz so quickly that
He’d end in thirty seconds flat
Yes Franz Liszt the famous pianist
The crowds all cheered when he picked up the pace
His fingers flying in his face
A wild goose upon a chase
’Cause every concert was a race
And Franz Liszt always won first place
He could play the piano faster
Than the fastest piano master
Faster than Chopin or Bach
Or Haydn, Handel, or Bartok
Faster than Franck or Puccini
Or Beethoven or Rossini
Or Johann or Ricard Strauss
Clara Schumann or her spouse
Faster than Rachmaninov
Or even Rimsky Korsakov
Or Tchaikovsky or Vivaldi
Or Mozart, Berg, or Brahms
Or Bryd or Bellini, or Boccherini
Or Paganini or Cherubini
Wagner, Verdi, Wolf, Weil, Vaughn,
Scarlatti, Stravinsky, Mussorgsky
Oh my gosh! He was fast!
That’s Franz Liszt!

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updated: 5 years ago