His cheeky ‘slip’ was neither forgotten, nor forgiven…
But Mozart joined Freemasonry
An international Secret Society.
With symbols and ritual and mystery,
And Hiram Abiff in its third degree.
With passwords, and handshakes, and door knocks.
And covert signs when they are needed,
But most of all, an oath of secrecy,
Which each Mason is warned, must be heeded.
Now Mozart’s final opera (The Magic Flute)
Was a peculiar one it would seem,
For the story of this opera
Contained a strange Masonic theme.
But more than this it so happened,
Or maybe it was meant to be
In this work, Mozart “leaked out” Masonic secrets
Perhaps a bit carelessly.
“NO ONE IS TO REVEAL OUR SECRETS”
Thunders the Worshipful Master from his stand,
Or he will be dealt a fatal blow
From the vindictive Masonic Hand.
Yes – When a Mason discloses the secrets,
He somehow meets with a tragic fate.
As did, for example, William Morgan,
At a somewhat later date.
Now, curiously enough with Mozart,
Shortly after this opera’s premier,
The composer was to meet with death,
Though he was only in his thirty-sixth year.
For to reveal the secrets of this order
Is to its members a serious sin.
And so til this day some have wondered:
Did the Masons do Mozart in?