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Thread #102225   Message #3313938
Posted By: GUEST,Guest, Nan
27-Feb-12 - 05:06 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: camp song about home in tyrol
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: camp song about home in tyrol
I've been looking for this song for awhile. I had to guess at the lyrics some because they aren't on the back of the album. The 1965 issue of It's a Small World, LP (record) Pictured here:$(KGrHqV,!mEE8MRMnkU2BPPcQr0,3g~~60_57.JPG

This has the lyrics cited by:
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: camp song about home in tyrol
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 02 Aug 08 - 11:55 AM

Great, great. I'm glad we found Stephen's song.

Now, to get back to 'Peter's fountain,' which is a rough translation of the other song we've been discussing. I believe a 'Bruenne' (sp)is a well or spring.

I sang this song as an eighth-grader in Milwaukeeland, and the words were leearned were more faithful to the original. The tune was the same as Joe's MIDI above.

Oh, I go to Peter's fountain and what do I hear?
From the misty swamp far away, cuckoo calling so clear.

'Tween Easter and Whitsuntide, all the snow melts away.
Then my girl goes and marries, leaving me in dismay.

Except that for some un-rhyming reason, they've made the last word "Distress."

and I hear the chorus a little differently. I won't attempt to write it down. But - I have the album. So, if anyone wants here, I can try to get it into an MP3 format and put it up.

Thanks so much you all for helping me re-discover it!