Cemetery Music.........

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    A tourist in Vienna is going through a graveyard and all of a

    sudden he hears music. No one is around, so he starts searching

    for the source. He finally locates the origin and finds it is coming

    from a grave with a headstone that reads "Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-

    1827". Then he realizes that the music is the Ninth Symphony and it is

    being played backward!

    Puzzled, he leaves the graveyard and persuades a friend to

    return with him. By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music

    has changed. This time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the

    previous piece, it is being played backward.

    Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar. When they

    return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backward.

    The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse

    order in which they were composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the


    By the next day the word has spread and a crowd has gathered

    around the grave. They are all listening to the Second Symphony being

    played backward. Just then the graveyard's caretaker ambles up to the


    Someone in the group asks him if he has an explanation for the



    I would have thought it was obvious" the caretaker says.

    "He's decomposing."

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