Listen to a 500-year-old song painted on a butt from hell
In Hieronymus Bosch’s masterpiece The Garden of Earthly Delights, in the section intended to represent hell, there’s a naked man with music painted on his bum. See below:
Here, hold on, let’s zoom in (possibly NSFW, if your office hates classic paintings featuring hot buttz):
Ah, there it is, the Butt from Hell. It was spotted by college student and blogger from Oklahoma Amelia and her friend, who were immediately inspired to transcribe and record the composition. Amelia used modern notation, assuming the second line of the staff is C (which, according to her blog post, was common for the era).
Behold, the 500-year-old Butt Song From Hell:
Amelia has since updated her post explaining that she’s aware of a few transcription errors in her original song, and that she’s currently working with her college’s music department to create a more accurate version.
The lyrics are like something from “Gravity’s Rainbow”: “Butt song from hell/this is the butt song from hell/we sing from our asses while burning in purgatory/the butt song from hell/the butt song from hell/butts.”
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