himmel und hölle

[audio:himmelholle.mp3]

When putting the music for this post together, an old children’s game came to my mind. It is called “Himmel und Hölle” (heaven and hell) in German, but it is widespread and known under different names in many countries. A squarish multicolored piece of paper gets folded into several compartments that can be opened with your fingers, showing either the “heaven” or the “hell” part. Children also use the game to “predict the future” by writing numerals on each compartment that apply to a code on another piece of paper.

guitar & gear: Ibanez Lawsuit SG, Fender Tweed Champ for the basic track, Vox AC 50 for the solos, Tube Reverb

One Reply to “himmel und hölle”

  1. We call that game “Four finger” – used to ‘tell the future’ with the different options written inside and the numbers on the outside. This music is interesting. Nostalgic.

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