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Old German Songs website

25 Nov 02 - 11:25 PM (#835125)
Subject: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,Q

This website has 70 old German songs, some with audio clips. Full lyrics are given. Some interesting material here. Mining apprentice songs, etc. Old Time German Songs


26 Nov 02 - 03:10 AM (#835156)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: Jeanie

I found this and posted it on the "Auf der Walz" thread a couple of days ago - it's a good one, isn't it ?   This Schallerschacht Website also gives details of monthly song sessions of these Wandergesellen songs (in Germany- for those who can get there !) plus CDs and songbooks are available to order by post. Lots of interesting links, too.

- jeanie


26 Nov 02 - 03:41 AM (#835158)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: Bob Bolton

G'day GUEST,Q, and jeanie,

It looks interesting - I need to direct my German-teaching friend to some of the German language sites, but I am very pleased to see that there is so much material to confirm some of my ideas on the German input into Waltzing Matilda!

Regards,

Bob Bolton


10 Jun 04 - 09:19 PM (#1204768)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: Richard Atkins

My father bought records from Germany and Austria from 1925 to 1936 as a member of the Anglo German Hiking Club.Some from the German Naffi, wonderful music if political in retrospect.Songs are a gem. Hope to clean them to disc and visit this thread again,with list of titles Etc.They have been enjoyed in the UK


10 Jun 04 - 11:35 PM (#1204829)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST

Why only 70?

The list should/could be 470.


09 Sep 04 - 08:09 PM (#1268075)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,William Hutto

Does anyone know how I can get the lyrics to an old German Love song that my Aunt Sophie from Canada used to sing to me when I was a young lad?

It starts off like this:
Du du liegst mir im herzen----------


09 Sep 04 - 08:15 PM (#1268079)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: MudGuard

You might get the lyrics just a few lines below:



Du, du liegst mir im Herzen
du, du liegst mir im Sinn.
Du, du machst mir viel Schmerzen,
weißt nicht wie gut ich dir bin.
Ja, ja, ja, ja, weißt nicht wie gut ich dir bin.
Ja, ja, ja, ja, weißt nicht wie gut ich dir bin.

So, so wie ich dich liebe
so, so liebe auch mich.
Die, die zärtlichsten Triebe
fühle ich ewig für dich.
Ja, ja, ja, ja, fühle ich ewig für dich.
Ja, ja, ja, ja, fühle ich ewig für dich.

Doch, doch darf ich dir trauen
dir, dir mit leichtem Sinn?
Du, du kannst auf mich bauen
weißt ja wie gut ich dir bin!
Ja, ja, ja, ja, weißt ja wie gut ich dir bin!
Ja, ja, ja, ja, weißt ja wie gut ich dir bin!

Und, und wenn in der Ferne,
mir, mir dein Bild erscheint,
dann, dann wünscht ich so gerne
daß uns die Liebe vereint.
Ja, ja, ja, ja, daß uns die Liebe vereint.
Ja, ja, ja, ja, daß uns die Liebe vereint.


10 Sep 04 - 05:44 AM (#1268404)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: Wilfried Schaum

The collection is restricted to songs for journeymen only, telling about their craft - mostly bricklayers and carpenters. Till today some of them still follow an old tradition. After ending their apprenticeship (three years) they wander for three years and a day from one master craftsman to the next, working a time there and learning a lot more of their craft from other masters.
You know them by their typical black working suits and broad brimmed hats they seldom take off. Sometimes they enter pubs, knock the floor with their sticks, and with ritual words ask for a handout to continue their journey. This is not begging!
In the collection is included a lot of amorous affairs - naturally, since these journeymen are young and panting for the girls - sometimes a little bit too dirty for adolescent ears to listen.


10 Sep 04 - 06:08 AM (#1268418)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: alanabit

It sounds just perfect for adolescents Wilfried!


10 Sep 04 - 10:08 AM (#1268581)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: Wilfried Schaum

yeah - but only from 17 years on, alanabit! When 15 years old I abhorred them, but later on ...


21 Sep 04 - 10:11 AM (#1277308)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,Patty

My Nana used to sing that song to me as well.... What memories it brings back.. I found the lyrics with the english translation at

http://www.cazoo.org/music/folksongs/dudu.html I'm in search of an actual CD of this song.. Hope this at least helps you in your search..

Patty, LI fidgetnme@yahoo.com


03 Dec 10 - 02:40 PM (#3045731)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,Kate

My great grandmother used to sing a German lullaby to my grandmother and her sister when they were little. It was only years later that she told them it was about a husband who kills his wife, puts her in a gunny sack and throws her in the river. I would LOVE to find this song if anyone has any idea what song I'm referring to. I can only mumble the first few lines of the song, so I do not know how the German lyrics go... otherwise I would type them here for you (as I know it would be of more help in finding the song).

I'm hoping any of you can help me! Thank you.

Kate


03 Dec 10 - 11:07 PM (#3045999)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST

START an NEW Thread ... it is known ... and should NOT be buried a decade deep. Kate - they respect GUESTS on new threads.


22 Dec 11 - 02:36 AM (#3278184)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,Edward Rump

I'm looking for a song that has the lyrics "debishna shane, debishna shane, alla godden debishna shane" and was about about a girl with rosy colored cheeks. I'm sorry for any mispelling in the German, any help would be appreciated.


22 Dec 11 - 04:24 AM (#3278225)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,Don Wise

@Edward Rump- looks like the lyrics are in yiddish, possibly a klezmer song.


24 Mar 13 - 11:55 PM (#3494467)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: toadfrog

Refresh


19 Oct 13 - 10:36 AM (#3568285)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,Lili Marlene


19 Oct 13 - 11:26 AM (#3568294)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,Jack Campin

I'd uess that Edward Rump is thinking of a version of "Bei mir bist du sheyn", based on the klezmer dance tune "Volodya's Farewell to Odessa" and made famous by the Andrews Sisters:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUVEq6NC7mM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bei_Mir_Bistu_Shein

etc - there are zillions of links on it.


19 Oct 13 - 07:46 PM (#3568389)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: Joe_F

It is interesting to see predecessors (with *no* words in common with the recent versions) of Schnitzelbank (at Nr 24) & of Frau Wirtin (at Nr 42). Perhaps those songs are representatives of patterns that were adapted by the various trades?


19 Oct 13 - 11:33 PM (#3568425)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: Bill D

Gee..Lili Marlene refreshed this thread... why, I thought she was long gone.

(I have about 6-7 versions of it)


20 Oct 13 - 07:42 PM (#3568640)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: Ron Davies

She's also schizo.    The song was originally about two girls Hans Leip was interested in. He combined the names.


30 Apr 20 - 08:09 PM (#4049642)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST

What is the name of a female singer who had dramatic like , she died I think in the seventies , I think she committed suicide...I was listening to her 2 decades ago because of my friend at that time , I want to listen to her again , one of her songs is (Vinen), if am not wrong in the spell.
Thanks if any help.


01 May 20 - 11:22 AM (#4049769)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: MudGuard

hm. Very little information for finding the singer.

Dramatic like? What does that mean?

"died I think in the seventies". So it might have been the late sixties or the early eighties as well? That gives a range of about 20 years ...

"I think she committed suicide" - so it could be natural death or accident or murder as well.

Could the song be "Weinen" (German for "to cry"/"to shed tears")? (But the only song I can find by that title is sung by Adel Tawil, recorded 2013, so that can't be the one).


01 May 20 - 12:41 PM (#4049782)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,Starship

A few questions for clarity.

1) You are looking for the name of a female singer who died by suicide in the late 1970s or early 1980s. Is that correct?

2) What nationality was she?

3) Did you listen to her on a vinyl record, radio, tape, etc?

4) What language did she sing in?

5) where were you located at the time?


01 May 20 - 02:04 PM (#4049801)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,John Bowden

Well... the Swedish singer Zarah Leander recorded a song called "Nur nicht aus Liebe weinen", she was a dramatic singer, and she died (natural causes) in 1981: here she is: here she is Is this who you're looking for? Without more details, that's the best I can do!


01 May 20 - 02:06 PM (#4049802)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,John Bowden

Oops, the previous link didn't work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m20La_Sg4Dc


16 May 20 - 08:44 PM (#4052899)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,GUEST, Charles H.

In 1950s, I heard a Chinese version of an old German folk song that starts off with "Good-night, roses; good-night lilies; ....." and ends with "Farewell, my hometown" repeating for three times. I would like to know the title and the composer of the original German song. Thank you very much.


17 May 20 - 01:42 AM (#4052925)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: cnd

Charles, could it be this?

Good Night Garden

In the great green garden
There was a fountain
And a little blue shed
And a painting of-
Madame Monet by the flower bed
And there were three hundred ants on the peony plants
And two little vines
And a cactus with spines
And thriller in a pot
And a greenhouse hot
And a rake and a hoe and an old screened gazebo
And a quiet old gardener who was whispering “grow”
Goodnight garden
Goodnight fence
Goodnight deer jumping over the fence
Goodnight climber
with the jasmine scent
Goodnight birdbath
Goodnight stone path
Goodnight daffodil
And goodnight cranesbill
Goodnight sweet hops
And goodnight carrot tops
Goodnight little seeds
And goodnight weeds
Goodnight arbor
And goodnight trees.
Goodnight flowers.
Goodnight bees.
And goodnight perennials buried in leaves.
Goodnight lilies
Goodnight roses fair,
Good night gardens everywhere.

Source: https://6ftmama.com/sg591-goodnight-garden-a-punch-list-for-the-final-week-in-the-garden/


17 May 20 - 11:35 PM (#4053202)
Subject: RE: Old German Songs website
From: GUEST,Charles H.

Hello, cnd,

Thanks for your time and efforts. I was surprised to see "Goodnight Roses" and "Goodnight lilies" in the text. But, NO. Certainly, this "Goodnight Garden" is not what I have been looking for. Again, the one I am looking for must have a title close to "Farewell, My Hometown" in German. Thanks again.

Best regards,
Charles H.