Sexist lyrics : No Danube song more in Montabaurs beer tents

The town of Montabaur is seeking to prevent the performance of the controversial Danube song in the local beer tents in the future. The mayor Gabriele Wieland (

Sexist lyrics : No Danube song more in Montabaurs beer tents

The town of Montabaur is seeking to prevent the performance of the controversial Danube song in the local beer tents in the future. The mayor Gabriele Wieland (CDU) announced. In a Version of the song is from the rape of a sleeping girl singing ends. Previously, a Passau-based Initiative started by the student, Corinna Schütz a Petition against the song. Passau's Lord mayor Jürgen Dupper (SPD), has said the group already at the beginning of June to support.

A Councilwoman from Montabaur took the Online Petition from lower Bavaria on the occasion, to be self-active, and suggested an abolition of the song on the local folk festival. Montabaurs mayor told the German press Agency: "On the Initiative of a city Council member, we have decided that we do not agree with the conclusion of the contract with Bands that you like the Danube to play a song." You assume that the Bands keep in mind.

In the song text States, inter alia: "I made me sleep at the end, ohohoho lalala, she heard the noise of the Danube, ohohoho lalala" or "My girl, my girl, what are you getting upset, ohohoho lalala / For me, it was nice and safe for you also, ohohoho lalala."

About 35,000 people from all over Germany had signed up to Tuesday, an Online Petition, after the Danube, the song should not be played on folk festivals in Passau, below. In Regensburg, supporters have started a "sister Petition", which also argues in favour of against the song. You understand as a mandate to continue to work actively against sexism on people's strength, said contactor.

Updated Date: 08 July 2020, 11:19

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