There was a bit of a misunderstanding in the pub last night, when Mister F and I were trying to impress a bunch of Germans by telling them about our love of schlager, only to discover that they weren't German after all and hadn't the faintest idea what we were on about.
I was thwarted then, but will not be thwarted now. Here are a couple of schlager standards, one vintage and one relatively recent.
"Pretty Belinda" - Bernd Spier
"The Boxer (Party Version)" - Musictramps
And to pre-empt the inevitable questions - No. Bernd Spier is not the German translation of Burning Spear. They are different people, as these clips clearly demonstrate.