Only upon listening to it yesterday evening did I realize the meaning of the lyrics!
So I decided to give the lyrics a Thirty Years' War spin, et voilà!
Now comes the (SPOILERS) answer to the "historical character Easter egg hunt" within my parody lyrics
(read my previous post first!). If you have missed one of the characters, highlight the empty space below to reveal the answer key (I've written it in white letters, so one needs to highlight the text to decode it!)
- Ferdi: Kaiser Ferdinand II (whom else?)
- Maxi: The Elector of Bavaria, Maximilian I von Wittelsbach. Classmate to the Kaiser, de iure leader of the Catholic League, and employer of Tilly.
- Jean: Jean 't Serclaes, Count of Tilly, Generalissimo and de facto leader of the Catholic League (whom else?).
- Friedel: The dethroned Gegenkaiser (Anti-Kaiser, Counter-Kaiser) Frederick V of the Pfalz. Lost to Tilly.
- Lizzie: Elizabeth Stuart, Frederick's consort (daughter to King James, and sister to Charles I), active for the Protestant cause.
- Chris: can refer either to Christian of Brunswick, one of the Protestant leaders defeated by Tilly, or to Christian IV of Denmark, who shared the Brunswicker's fate.
- Ernstchen: Ernst of Mansfeld, another of the Protestant leaders defeated by Tilly.
- Albrecht: Albrecht von Wallenstein, leader of his own army "at the Kaiser's service" and Duke of Friedland (whom else?)
- Willi: William of Hohenzollern, Elector of Brandenburg-Prussia, stepbrother-in-law and reluctant ally to Gustavus Adolphus.
- Georgie: "Georgy Porgy" von Wettin, Elector of Saxony and reluctant ally to Gustavus Adolphus.
- Gustav: Gustavus Adolphus Vasa, King of Sweden and de facto leader of the Protestant cause (whom else?)
It's a knockout...
If looks could kill, they probably will
in games without frontiers!
War without tears!
Games without frontiers!
War without tears!