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From most of the music I have heard of Germany, it seems like its for the most part very cheery. I don't recall ever hearing dark German folk music
ratburn ratburn 18-21 3 Answers Jan 18 in Community

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Do Schubert Lieder count? I'll assume not.

There must be mournful German folksongs—just read their fairy tales!

I'll ask my mom. She's German and a musician (more rock than folk, but she still might know) and would sooner choke on a Knackwurst than play Oktoberfesty stuff.

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You could always transpose those cheery songs into a minor key—that would actually be really interesting to hear.

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Well, if you consider Beethoven's Für Elise, it was composed in the key of A minor.

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Yeah, the Horst-Wessel-Song...

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