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Greetings from Hameln, 1902

In by Silvio DellʼAcqua

«Gruss aus Hameln», greetings from Hameln: the “pied piper” in a 1902 cromolitograph postcard of Hameln, a German town of the Lower-Saxony well known for the legend about a rat–catcher hired by the city council to lure rats away with his magic pipe. The lyrics on the left are from the aria Wandern, ach Wandern from the operetta Der Rattenfänger von Hameln (the Rat-Catcher of Hameln) by German–American composer and musician Adolf Neuendorff: «Wandern, ach …