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Beethoven’s Wigfeaturing Richard Perlmutter

Haydn's Great Surprise (Surprise Symphony, Haydn)

Haydn’s Great Surprise
By Richard Perlmutter

Listen very carefully

To this noted symphony

Maybe you will recognize

Haydn’s Great Surprise

Though it’s slow make no mistake

This piece will keep you awake

With a trick that typifies
Haydn’s Great Surprise

Did that outburst startle you?

Well that’s what it was meant to do

Don’t forget its name implies

Haydn’s Symphony’s the Great Surprise

Oh there’s that burst again

You will hear it now and then

Every time that we reprise

Haydn’s great Surprise

And if you think you’re smart

Try to learn this piece by heart

See if you can memorize

Haydn’s Great Surprise

Just be careful goodness knows

While listening stay on your toes

Heed this warning to the wise

Haydn’s Symphony’s the Great Surprise