Happy Birthday, Papa Hadyn!

Today in 1732

Was born Franz Joseph Haydn.

If you’re of Austrian descent

He’s someoneĀ  you take pride in

Over a hundred symphonies

He’s noted for composing.

And there is one called “The Surprise”

He wrote to wake the dozing.

He was a friend of Mozart and

Taught Beethoven technique

In India you’ll hear his works

Played by a Hadyn Sikh.


Filed under: music

Tags: 1732-1809


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  • Joyous composition! The pun is excruciating and brilliant.

  • WG, I so much appreciate your plaudits. "Excruciating" is so apt for a pun.

  • Delightful! Don't worry, I get Serious about puns, too!

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