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Thread #34802   Message #2156346
Posted By: GUEST,psuedo German from MN
24-Sep-07 - 11:54 AM
Thread Name: Origins: Schnitzelbank
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Schnitzelbank
There is an Oktoberfest every year in Longville, MN. We just sang this crazy song (many beers needed). The owners of an authentic German restaurant (The Wabedo Inn) brought the song to the town years ago. There is even a nice poster that goes with the song, so that you can remember what verse you are on. The poster came from Mader's, which I believe is a German restaurant in Chicago.

Leader: Ist das nicht ein.... (is this not your....)
Group: Ja, das ist ein... (yes, this is your ...)
leader: Ist das nicht ein...
Group: Ja, das ist ein....

1. Schnitzelbank (whittle bench)
2. Kurz und Lang (short and long)
3. Hin und her (back and forth)
4. kreuz und quer (criss cross)
5. Schiess gewehr (shot gun)
6. Wagen rad (wagon wheel)
7. Krumm und grad (bent and straight)
8. Grosses glas (big glass)
9. oschsen blas (ox bladder)
10. Haufen mist (manure pile)
11. Schnickel fritz (Silly Fritz)
12. Dicke Frau (Obese woman)
13. Fette Sau (fat pig)
14. Langer Mann (tall man)
15. Tannenbaum (Christmas tree)
16. Hochzeits ring (wedding ring)
17. Gefaehrliches ding (dangerous thing)

Chant backwards through the list:
Chorus Eine Schoene (a beautiful one), Eine Schoene,
Eine Schoene Schnitzelbank.
(sing chorus between each refrain)