In this 1949 newsreel, Oscar Natzke (sometimes spelt Natzka) sings Mussorgsky's 'Song of the flea'. The text is taken from a scene in Goethe's play, Faust, where Mephistopheles (Satan) sings a lusty song about a king who lavishes attention on a flea in his court.
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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: Weekly Review 405. National Film Unit, 1949
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