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10 May
Mozart's Grave

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 10 May 96 18:13:23 -0700
To: Fun_People
Subject: Mozart's Grave

Forwarded-by: (David Fox, Electric Eggplant Entertainment)
Forwarded-by: Andrew Waterman


When Mozart passed away, he was buried in a churchyard.  A couple of days
later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some
strange noise coming from the area where Mozart was buried.  Terrified, the
drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close
to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognizable music coming from the
grave.  Frightened, the priest ran and got the all-knowing town magistrate.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a
moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Mozart's Ninth Symphony, being played
backwards."  He listened a while longer, and  said, "There's the Eighth
Symphony, and it's backwards, too. Most puzzling."  So the magistrate kept
listening; "There's the Seventh... the Sixth... the Fifth..."

Suddenly the realization of what was happening dawned on the magistrate; he
stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, "My
fellow citizens, there's nothing to worry about.  It's just Mozart

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