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Posted By: GUEST,Judy Cook
17-Aug-00 - 09:51 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Spider's Web (Girl Scout song)
Subject: ADD: Weggis Song
Guest CDYE,

The "shoes & stockings" one you want might be this one, from Switzerland, as I learned it from my Mom (long-time Girl Scout).

Weggis Song

From Lucerne to Weggis on
Hol di ri dia, Hol di ria
Shoes and stockings we have none
Hol di ri dia, Hol dia
Hol-di-re-dia, Hol-di-re-dia, Hol-di-ria
Hol-di-re-dia, Hol-di-re-dia, Hol-dia

Weggis starts the highest hill
Hol di ri dia, Hol di ria
Boys & girls climb with a will
Hol di ri dia, Hol dia
Hol-di-re-dia, Hol-di-re-dia, Hol-di-ria
Hol-di-re-dia, Hol-di-re-dia, Hol-dia


My aunt's old hand written & typed songbook has "Shoes nor stockings need we don" as the second line. I'm sure it could also have been translated as you remember it. Aunt Martha's book also has this for the second verse: "On the lake we all shall go / See the pretty fish below" but I always liked keeping it with just the mountain climbing verses.

Judy Cook judy@ceimd.com