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Song: I mag nit Kiah hiatn (I don't like herding cows)
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Song: I mag nit Kiah hiatn (I don't like herding cows)

From here you can see the Roggenboden district of Oberau. The Austrian composer Werner Pirchner (1940 to 2001) spent his summer holidays there on the farm of his uncle, Balthasar Steiner. Instead of helping with the haymaking he was allowed to hone his musical talent on his uncle's accordion.

Werner Pirchner became one of the greatest Austrian jazz musicians. His most famous works included: "Ein halbes Doppelalbum” (Half a Double Album) and the film, “Der Untergang des Alpenlandes” (The Demise of the Alpine Landscape).
He also wrote “Variations on a Tyrolean Slave Song" based on the popular folk song "I mag net Kiah hiatn" (I Don’t Like Herding Cows)