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Thread #52807   Message #2263300
Posted By: Leadbelly
15-Feb-08 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: German Folk Songs
Subject: RE: German Folk Songs
This older thread seems to be timeless because of its topic and therefore try this
home.earthlink.net/~hldettling/songs.htm (how to make this "blue"? Need your help, Joe)
and you'll find at least 14 popular good, old german songs called Volksmusik plus some drinking songs.

Here's one example only:

Zogen einst fünf wilde Schwäne

Zogen einst fünf wilde Schwäne
Schwäne leuchtend weiß und schön.
|: Sing, sing, was geschah?
Keiner ward mehr gesehen, ja! :|
Wuchsen einst fünf junge Birken
grün und frisch am Bachesrand.
|: Sing, sing, was geschah?
Keine in Blüten stand. :|
Zogen einst fünf junge Burschen
stolz und kühn zum Kampf hinaus.
|: Sing, sing, was geschah?
Keiner kehrt nach Haus. :|
Wuchsen einst fünf junge Mädchen
schlank und schön am Memelstrand.
|: Sing, sing, was geschah?
Keines den Brautkranz wand. :|