Des de Moor
Picnic in the Free World MP3 available
Photographs in Empty Houses
One of 9 original songs, 1 instrumental piece, 2 covers and 2 theatre songs on my first musical cabaret album.
Des de Moor
voice, keyboards and programming
A deliberate German cabaret spoof that recalls a 1991 visit to Berlin soon after the wall came down.
Underneath the S-Bahn bridges off Kufürstendamm
Park up an unpack your picnics, feast on bread and jam,
Sausages and pickles and a slice of jellied ham
That you carried all the way from Poznan.
It's a long way past the border but we had to go
We came to taste the milk of paradises.
Morning light behind an Imbiß off Kufürstendamm.
Daily at the Brandenburger Tor he runs his stall.
We came to taste the milk of paradises
Berlin, you display your ruins on your sleeve with pride,
Und schmeckt das gut, die Milch der Paradiese?
Written: Berlin and Deptford, London, August and November 1991
© Copyright Des de Moor 1992
From the album Photographs in Empty Houses (see left).
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The Family Way
A Million Stars
Fear of Bodily Fluids
Out of Step
Open the window softly (Brendan Behan; Mikis Theodorakis)
L'Ivrogne (Jacques Brel; François Rauber/Gérard Jouannest)
The Same Old Game
Under the Needle
Old Anne's Song (Christopher Logue, adapted from Bertolt Brecht; Des de Moor)
Picnic in the Free World
I saw the sun (August Strindberg translated by Jonas Finlay; Des de Moor)