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|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||Dial-A-Song, Power Of Dial-A-Song II: More Power To You, Back To Skull, TMBG Clock Radio, Podcast 43, John Henry + Factory Showroom|
|first played||April 21, 1993 (11 known performances)|
|sung by||John Flansburgh; John Linnell sings harmony during the chorus|
- John Flansburgh on the song in a 1999 eMusic fan interview: "'Ondine' is a french name, and I went to college with a woman by that name, but the character in the song is fictitious."
- This song was omitted from the German release of Back To Skull.
- Ondine was a water nymph in a European folk tale who was adultered. She cursed her unfaithful partner so that he could not breathe if he fell asleep. The disease Ondine's Curse is named after her.
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Ondine is currently ranked #114 out of 868. (56 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.84)