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Date: Thu, 7 Mar 1996 16:40:25 -0500 (EST)
Subject: BLAGUES-L: Beethoven groaner 

Date:         Mon, 26 Feb 1996 20:39:46 -0500
From: Angeline Berg
Subject:      JOKE-CLEAN: Beethoven

When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard. A couple days
later, the town drunk was walking through the cemetery and heard some
strange noise coming from the area where Beethoven 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 town magistrate. 

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave, listened for a
moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Beethoven'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 Beethoven

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