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When "Silent Night" was born in Austria almost 200 years ago, those present had little idea that the Christmas carol would one day be sung the world over, including this year by Miley Cyrus and some Swedish goats.Two years later, Mohr asked his friend stationed in a nearby village, the organist, choirmaster and schoolteacher Franz Xaver Gruber, to compose a tune.The organ was broken, according to legend because of nibbling mice, so Mohr played guitar.Today, Mohr and Gruber are honored in around a dozen sites locally, including in Oberndorf and in Hochburg-Ach, Gruber's birthplace where for the past 10 years locals have performed a special play every Christmas.
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