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Thread #65879 Message #1089245
Posted By: GUEST,Wolfgang
09-Jan-04 - 03:26 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: The cat is in the snow - German/English
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: The cat is in the snow - German/English
(I'm feeling half naked being away from all my books.)
Every German knows this song, at least up to the end of the second line (Schnee). The most common (in my experience) tune is still slightly different from the three tunes available at Frank' site (ingeb.org), but clearly only a variant.
I once have seen this song as a full alphabet song, the next verses starting with D E F, H I J (I leave the rest to your guess). Actually sung (at Kindergarten age) are one, or at most two, verses.
O jemine(h) comes from 'O Jesu(s) domine' ('by jiminy' sounds good to me, but I didn't know it) and is an out of fashion expression, appropriate at a minor mishap or accident.