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Meb: Anne Niverre: Ein sehr schönes Stück mit Mandoline, Schreibmaschine, und vor allem Gesang. Auch zum download.

<a href="http://mebmusique.bandcamp.com/track/anne-niverre">Anne Niverre by Meb</a>

Leroy Anderson: "The Typewriter" (USA, 1950)

Es handelt sich um DAS Schreibmaschinenlied, allseits bekannt durch den Jerry Lewis Film "Der Ladenhüter" (Original: "Who's minding the store?") von 1963. Leroy Anderson komponierte es 1950.

Hier eine seltene Version von Jerry Lewis im deutschen Fernsehen 1973 (Quelle: youtube.com):

Daneben gibt es sehr viele Orchester- und Studioversionen, wie z.B. diese (Quelle: youtube.com).

und und und:

Gilbert Bécaud, "La machine à écrire", im Film "Casino de Paris" (1957)

"Oh la la je suis fatigué

Je suis épuisé, éreinté, brisé

Je suis condamné à perpétuité

A taper, à taper taper toute la journée

Oh la la prison de papier

Barreaux de buvard

Chaîne d'encriers

Lettre rouge et noire

Moi j'en ai assez

De taper, de taper, taper toute la journée hou!

J'étais fait pour ne rien faire

Comme une bête à bon Dieu

Mais je me suis laissé faire

Cadenassé, verrouillé

Dans dix mètres carrés

Oh la la j'en ai assez

Des travaux forcés sur petit clavier

Machine infernale

Toi, toi tu te régales

Pendant que tu manges

Tous ces mots étranges

 

Je suis affamé de grands champs de blés

Je voudrais du ciel, beaucoup de soleil

Et ne plus taper, taper taper toute la journée

St-Machin Dieu des machines

Pardon de vous offenser

Si parfois je vous chagrine

Cadenassé, verrouillé, enfermé

C'est que j'en ai assez

Oh la la la la au nom de la joie

Donnez-moi au doigt

Une plume d'oie

Pour écrire un mot

A l'ami Pierrot

Et ne plus taper, taper, taper, taper

Ne plus taper toute la journée"

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Serge Gainsbourg: "Elaeudanla Téïtéïa" (Laetitia) (1963)

"A Secretary is Not a Toy" from the 1967 film version of Frank Loesser's "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying", directed by David Swift

Brian Eno: "China, my China" (1974)

Procol Harum: "Typewriter torment" (GB, 1975)

Das Lied "Typewriter torment" erschien auf der LP "Procol's Ninth" (1975) (Quelle: wikipedia.org).

Lyrics (by lyricsdomain.com):

"Typewriter torment, dreadful disease
Caught it the first day I touched the keys
You wear down your fingers and churn out your pap
It eats up your life like a dose of the clap
Typewriter torment it tortures me still
If only my doctor could see that I'm ill
Typewriter fever it harries me still
If only my doctor would give me a pill
Typewriter fever gives birth to a flood
It sweeps through your body and curdles your blood
You curse and discurse but you're damned for all time
The moment your fingers give birth to a rhyme
Typewriter fever it harries me still
If only my doctor would give me a pill
Typewriter fever I'm worn to a stub
I've dumped my Thesaurus and pulled out the plug
I'm rending my ribbon and bending my spool
Don't bother rewinding: I'm done with it all
But why can't my doctor just say that I'm ill?
Typewriter fever is paying his bill."

Video (on youtube.com):

Dolly Parton: "9 to 5"

Tom Tom Club: "Wordy Rappinghood" (1981)

Bo Katzman Gang: "I'm in love with my typewriter" (CH, 1983)

Dieses Lied war 1983 auf Platz 27 der Schweizer Hitparade (Quelle: www.hitparade.ch). Hören Sie einen kurzen Kommentar von Bo Katzman himself auf Radio DRS hier. Das Lied wurde in Basel aufgenommen, das Tippgeräusch stammt von einer alten Hermes Baby (Quelle: Interview mit Bo Katzman auf Radio DRS, angehört am 10.6.2010). Von der 1983 erschienenen Single (s. www.bokatzman.ch) wurden nur 1000 Stück hergestellt. Das Lied ist weiters auf der LP "In the Jungle" (ebenfalls 1983) enthalten (Quelle: www.bokatzman.ch, besucht am 10.6.2010).

Stereo Total: "Dactylo Rock" (1996)

Hier eine spätere Live Version:

Yann Tiersen: "Pas si simple" (Soundtrack "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain", 2001):

"Evas Apfel Konzert in Weimar, April 2010" (Too sexy...)

Marian Call, "Nerd Anthem"

eine andere Version:

Der Text (source: Lyric Wiki)

"All the cool kids keep enthusiasm rationed
Right down to the last explosive ounce
But I'd rather indulge my many passions
Even if my squaritude's a little too pronounced

Perhaps I do not strike you as a geek
Without the horn-rimmed glasses and knee-high argyle socks
But nerdery is more than wardrobe deep
And I'm a nerd down in my heart and that's where nerdhood rocks

I'm better aquainted than a good girl ought to be
With Aragorn and Yo-Saf-Bridge and Worf and HAL and Han
But you don't really know me and my culture don't control me
So don't you pigeon hole me 'cause my phaser's set to stun!

I have been a nerd since long before I could have heard
That bookish girls should look and act a certain way
And I'll still be a geek when I am utterly antique
Because I do not care what normal people say

My superpower's draining fun from parties
But if I am a misfit then I'm in good company
With Auden, Austin, Hawking, Galileo and Van Gogh,
And countless other weirdos whom you really ought to know

So stow your expectations, no I won't fix your PC
And I don't mind being underrated or ignored
The world is much too interesting to entertain ennui
And I won't ever play it cool so I won't ever once be bored

Oh, I have been a nerd since long before anyone heard
That pale and scrawny was the latest fashion trend
And I'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic
Because I don't require approval in the end

In aught-four, D-Kwon's Dance Grooves swept the country
And suddenly old moon boots were Italian haute couture
Time magazine reported that our time had finally come
I guess they didn't know that we already run the world

I have been a nerd since my first five syllable word
And no TV series or movie changes that
And I'll still be a geek now Vote for Pedro's so last week
I do not care whether Milan endorses plaid

I have been a nerd since long before anyone heard
That thin and scrawny was the latest fashion trend
And I'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic
Because I don't require approval in the end

I have been a nerd since long before anyone heard
That thin and scrawny was the latest fashion trend
And I'll still be a geek after nobody thinks it's chic
You will find that I have nothing to defendNo, I don't need your approval in the end…"


© G. Sommeregger 2010 - 2011

last updated 6-6-2011