Das is Saarbrigge

saarbrigge-frontsaarbrigge-backA-0974-A-C-1-BEA-0974-B-C-1-BEThis is a Carnival record from Saarbrücken, the capitol of Saarland. One of the smallest of the sixteen federal states of Germany, it is is located in the South-West, bordering on France and Luxembourg. The Carnival club “M´r sin nit so” (We´re not like that) still exists today, but their lone, privately pressed 7″ from the 1970s has been long forgotten.

“Wenn ein schöner Tag zu Ende geht” starts off rather boring with only the choir singing, but picks up a bit of swinging energy after 50 seconds when it mixes “Glory! Glory! Hallelujah”, “When The Saints Go Marching In” and a bit of “Hair”. The combination of choir and orchestra and especially the lyrics make this very secular Carnival tune sound like some Christian music from the same period: “Be happy at the end of the day… there will be peace on earth if all people are free… let´s love, not hate…”

SAARBRÜCKER GILDERCHOR – TANZORCHESTER DER STADTKAPELLE SAARBRÜCKEN, Wenn ein schöner Tag zu Ende geht

SAARBRÜCKER GILDERCHOR – TANZORCHESTER DER STADTKAPELLE SAARBRÜCKEN, Das is Saarbrigge

 

Saarbrücken literally means Saar bridges. The photo on the record sleeve presents a view of the Saar river and a bunch of industial buildings in the 1970s:

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The back of the sleeve shows the Carnival Committee, consisting of local dignitaries, during one of their meetings:

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A cartoon of a Jester is signed: Bothofus. Both of us?

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Logo of the Carnival club:

m´r-sin-nit-so-logo

 



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