...I try to get out, but they keep sucking me back ....Originally Posted by lambikins
If you know two things about John, they are this, He speaks fluent German (...lived in Germany for two years, has a degree in German), and he sings (...from Boy Choir at age 8 to currently fronting a rock band).
It would make sense at some point for someone to ask, "Hey John, sing a song in German!"
MY two favorite German songs that John "has" are (please excuse the butchered spelling...I neither speak German nor write it....) "Katzin Kleus", which means, "Cat Toilet". and the Bavarian song, "Kraw Hert e Model Mog e Nay", which translates to, "I Don't Want a City Girl."
Either one of these songs is certainly funnier than the ballad John sang, and also has the advantage of actually being in John's vocal range. I wonder at the response of the viewers if he had broken into "Cat Toilet," or the even more appropriate, "I Don't Want a City Girl" at the camp site. No, John chose to go with a beautiful romantic ballad about Vienna. Also, unfortunately, he learned this song when he was in the La Crosse Boy Choir, when he was a soprano. He is currently a baritone. This can cause problems.
I saw the dinner sequence as well, and Adam did ask John to sing the song. (...good insight by endalQ...thanks!) The closing performance appeared to be John alone with the cameraman (and the coyotes...) By this time, "Vienna, City of My Dreams" had become a joke, even to John. He was definitely in on it...
"I Don't Want a City Girl"
I don't want a city girl
...they have skinny legs
I want a country girl
... they have nice fat legs.
Chorus) yodel, yodel
Now there's a song I can get behind...
(Lastly, mmmm the song in the book was not the German song, but a love song John had written, [not for Melana], he sings it in concert, "Would You Know?")