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Thread #123215 Message #2711069
Posted By: GUEST,jens connike.
28-Aug-09 - 06:14 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Fränkische Krankmeldung (The Sick Note)
Subject: RE: fränkish krankenmeldung, youtube,know it
Franconia is a large part of Bavaria in Germany, the dialect they speak, especially outside the big cities, is hard for a German to understand. I have heard several versions of this song in various German regional translations, also one from Holland but I must say as a native of Nuremberg where Pat Cooksey lives, this version to us is brilliant, not a direct translation, I know Pat had an input into this version. After they sung it last week Pat said, after the applause died down, now you know what I've been singing about all these years, simply proves that a great song is funny in any language.