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September 27, 2012

O Fortuna misheard lyrics to Carmina Burana creates internet sensation

YouTubian FamishedMammal has created an internet sensation with his misheard lyrics version of Carmina Burana’s first movement, O Fortuna.

Written in 1937 by Carl Orff, the awe inspiring piece of music has been used to add spine tingling drama to many films such as The Omen, and for adding gravitas to the serious pursuit of surfing when advertising Old Spice.

The short animation created by FamishedMammal features popular memes and has already had over 2.5 million views for his hilarious English interpretation of the medieval Latin text used by Orff.

And it may be a coincidence but like its creator’s name, it very much focuses on food.


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Evon Koprowski
Brand storyteller, creative strategist, content marketer and all round bon vivant at Red Fortune Media where I growth hack projects for the arts, culture, tourism, technology and social sectors. I'm freelance - if I can help you, get in touch.

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