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Thread #106869   Message #2211715
Posted By: Joe Offer
08-Dec-07 - 10:56 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Wish I Could Sprechen Sie Deutsch
Subject: ADD: I Wish I Could Sprechen Sie Deutsch
I Wish I Could Sprechen Sie Deutsch
(Jones)

I came in to Deutschland and what did I find
I didn't know a word that was said
But speaking the language I was so inclined
To get a few words in my head;
Oh, you soon pick it up, all my buddies did say,
But here is the total I picked up today:

Danke Schön Bitte Schön
Wiedersehen
Noch ein bier
Kommen Sie hier
Grosser und kleiner und nichts verstehen
I wish I could Sprechen Sie Deutsch

I met lots of Fräuleins,
But I couldn't say a word
I might as well not have a voice
Danke Schön Bitte Schön
Wiedersehen
I wish I could Sprechen Sie Deutsch

I met with some GI's in Frankfurt one night,
They were out on a spree, it was plain.
I followed them into a bar down in town,
Too famous to mention its name.
Now, whether I'm crazy or whether I'm not,
A night in jailhouse was all that I got.

with my
Danke Schön Bitte Schön
Wiedersehen
Noch ein bier
Kommen Sie hier
Grosser und kleiner und nichts verstehen
I wish I could Sprechen Sie Deutsch

Well, I must have said something that meant something else,
The MP's just made me their choice.
Danke Schön Bitte Schön
Wiedersehen
I must learn to sprechen
I've got to get crackin'
I wish I could Sprechen Sie Deutsch


Transcribed by ear from Nashville Meets Germany, a 1969 album by The Drifters Caravan