of Theodore Fontane
Theodor Fontane



The Poem

The Huberman Story

News stories

Research Articles

Origin of the Ship's Name

Prose Versions of the Story

Other Poetic Ver- sions of the Story

Relevant German Poems & Analyses

Norman's Cooper Corner

More Essays by Norman Barry

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Fontane Commemorative Stamps

Bibliography and Links


Many years ago I received an email from Martin Guddat of Duisburg, Germany, informing me that "Achim Reichel, a german singer, had set "John Maynard" and some other ballads to music. At the time, it was hard to find a way to listen to this musical setting, but now it is easy. It's the first one on my YouTube. page.

In 2008, I received this message from a correspondent named Martin Jonas: "I came across your website today, and thought you might want to know that "John Maynard" was also set to music by the German folk/rock band "Bergfolk" on their 2002 album "Nach dem Regen". Again, at that time it was not possible to listen to the whole song. Fortunately someone recorded a live performance, and it's the second one on my YouTube. page.

Since I received the messages above, I've discovered that you can hear several musical versions and recitations of "John Maynard" on YouTube. I have gathered a few of them on my YouTube page.. Be sure the check them out.