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Beethoven's Wig

play Tchaikovsky's Cannonball (1812 Overture, Tchaikovsky)

from Beethoven's Wig: Sing Along Symphonies

Tchaikovsky’s Cannonball
By Richard Perlmutter

The crowds were cheering at the concert hall

The night Tchaikovsky shot a cannonball

It was the loudest cannon that you’ll ever hear

It was so loud it even shook the chandelier

The crowds were cheering for a curtain call

The night Tchaikovsky shot a cannonball

The drum and bugle player jumped op on a seat

They hoped and prayed it wouldn’t fall down on their feet

Trumpets were blaring, everyone staring

Critics declaring, “daring, daring!”

Then it exploded!
Boy it was loaded!

What a crash it stopped the show

It landed in the seventh row

Tchaikovsky’s cannonball

Blew up the concert hall

But everyone could see

The guy made history

That the great Tchaikovsky’s cannonball

That’s all!


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updated: 6 years ago