O Tannenbaum

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song name O Tannenbaum
artist They Might Be Giants
releases O Tannenbaum (Single), TMBG Unlimited - October, They Might Be Giants In Holidayland, TMBG Clock Radio
year 1993
first played December 18, 1997 (1 known performance)
run time 2:05
sung by John Linnell


Somebody we knew spoke German and did the phonetic translation. I'm sure if a German-speaker heard it, it's probably a really brutalized version of German. But there's an otherness to the actual spirit of that song that you're reminded of when you hear it in German. It makes you listen to it in a different way. It's not the same as hearing Barbara Mandrell singing 'O Tannenbaum.' It's a very cool piece of music, and we were trying to underscore the mystery of it.

Song Themes

Colors, German, Language, Holidays, Plants, TMBG Remakes


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O Tannenbaum is currently ranked #825 out of 1012. (27 wikians have given it an average rating of 7.37)