Really Corny Beethoven Joke

Submitted by Inchcock

Thursday, 6 January 2011

When Beethoven passed away, he was buried in a churchyard.

A couple of days later, the town drunk was walking through the
cemetery and heard some strange noise coming from the area where
Beethoven was buried.

Terrified, the drunk ran and got the priest to come and listen to it. The priest bent close to the grave and heard some faint, unrecognisable music coming from the grave.

Frightened, the priest ran and got the town magistrate.

When the magistrate arrived, he bent his ear to the grave,
listened for a moment, and said, "Ah, yes, that's Beethoven's
Ninth Symphony, being played backwards."

He listened a while longer, and said, "There's the Eighth
Symphony, and it's backwards, too. Most puzzling."

So the magistrate kept listening, "There's the Seventh... the Sixth...
the Fifth..."

Suddenly the realisation of what was happening dawned on the

He stood up and announced to the crowd that had gathered in the cemetery, "My fellow citizens, there's nothing to worry about.

"It's just Beethoven decomposing!"

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