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Subject: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Mark
Date: 29 Mar 99 - 09:22 PM

Looking for lyrics to song from 4th grade. The chorus lyrics went "Come and hear the German Band, German Band, German Band, Oh the weather is so grand for the big parade" Anybody remember this?


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Subject: RE: Come and Hear the German Band
From: bet
Date: 30 Mar 99 - 07:52 PM

Mark, I know I have this in a school book. Will get it tomorrow and send it off if someone doesn't beat me to it.

bet


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Subject: ADD: The German Band
From: bet
Date: 31 Mar 99 - 08:40 PM

Hi again Mark,
I did remember to get the words for you. They are in my 3rd grade books.

The German Band
(German folk song - English lyrics by Margaret Marks)

Refrain:
Come and hear the German band, German band, German band!
Oh, the weather is so grand for the big parade!

1. First there comes a drummer, And as a drummer,
He's quite a plumber! He's off the beat in ev'ry number,
And no one knows how come
They let him drum.

2. Next come brasses playing, It sounds like neighing,
Or donkeys braying! And all the people there are saying,
"Let's stuff 'em up with hay
So they won't play!"

3. Next comes our police force, Three men and one horse,
I wonder who's boss! Although their leader shouts his head off,
With his a-hep, a-hep,
They're out of step!


Hope this helps. I don't know how authenic these words are but usually the folk songs in this book are pretty accurate. Bet

    Note from Joe Offer (Sept 2008): I found this song in the fourth-grade volume of the Silver Burdett Music textbook, Making Music Your Own (1971 edition, page 14). I put corrections in brown above.

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Subject: RE: Come and Hear the German Band
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 01:15 PM

Although I do not love this song, I feel I must add a correction to the 3d verse above: in my book "the leader shouts his head off, with his 'A-hep! a-hep!', they're out of step". Fits the rhythm better. Thanks Bet for supplying the rest! Allison


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Subject: RE: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Mark
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 07:27 PM

Sorry to keep this going...makes me seem a little "touched", but could you give me the title/publisher of the book so I can search for it myself. There's other songs in there I'd like to teach my son.


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Subject: ADD: Listen to the German Band
From: Brakn
Date: 01 Apr 99 - 07:34 PM

This is another one about a German band, called Listen To The German Band.

Listen to the German band, the music's grand
And hand in hand, the kiddies stand
And then they sing a-ring a-ring a-rosies

When those little German gents play instruments
The audience commence to dance
They never stop until the music closes

They can play you tunes by Liszt, or even Mr. Verdi
But when they are playing jazz it sounds just like a hurdy gurdy

Listen to the German band, they blow and blow
And what they blow we never know
But just the same they call the piece "I luff you"

(Gordon, Connelly and Revel)


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Subject: RE: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Mark
Date: 05 Apr 99 - 10:56 PM

Could "bet" or anyone for that matter post the name of the school song book in which this song was listed? I'd like to get my hands on it to teach some of the other songs to my son. Thanks in advance.


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Subject: RE: Come and Hear the German Band
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 11:45 AM

Mark, the lack of response may be because it may no longer be available in the sources we got it from. I'm pretty sure it was in an older edition than the current one of "Silver Burdett World of Music". The company is now "Silver Burdett-Ginn" and that series isn't being made any more. A local school system may have copies, or used book stores sometimes can find them. I'm almost certain it was in grade 3 of the edition published in the mid-80's (not that old, but the publishing companies are always updating so they can charge more!) Good luck in your search! If I find a copy, I'll let you know!
Allison


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Subject: RE: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Mark
Date: 06 Apr 99 - 10:55 PM

That sort of rings a bell. I always suspected it was in a book called "Makin' Music". But then again I was in 3rd-4th grade in the mid-70's and that's a little long to remember the name and publisher of a school book. Thanks for the info and if anyone else can direct me to a source please let me know. I'll keep checking the musty stacks in the used book stores!

Mark


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Subject: RE: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 04:06 PM

An artist named Hildegaarde sang this - you can get it on her album called "Je Vous Aime Beaucoup" just google it. You can get the workds from there.

Within the song is a little German ditty my gramdma taught me, in case you can't figure out the words. You might notice it's not perfect "high" German, but phonetically I think the pronounciation is correct:

In Lauderbach habe ich mein strumpf forlorn. Mit aus ich gehe nicht heim. So muss ich mich vieder zu Lauderbach gehen, und kauf mir ein strumpf fur mein bein. ("In Lauderbach I lost my sock, without it I dare not go home. So I must go again to Lauderbach to buy myself a sock for my leg."


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Subject: RE: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Oct 07 - 04:14 PM

PS the song by Hildegarde that I was referring to is called "Listen to the German Band".

Hope my post helps!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 27 Oct 07 - 10:38 PM

I loved this song in elementary... about 1972 or so


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 08 - 08:57 PM

Ahahahhaaah! Funny.
I just thought of that song for absolutely no reason that I can think of and googled it.
Here I find someone else remembers it.
Ahhh the wonders of the internet.
I remember it from grade school but that was so long ago I wouldn't know the music book or author. Good flashback though:)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 12:11 AM

I found this song in the fourth-grade volume of the Silver Burdett Music textbook, Making Music Your Own (1971 edition, page 14). Lyrics were posted by Bet above, but she missed a few words. I put corrections in brown.

Now, the big question: does anybody know the German song this is from?
-Joe-

Click to play (The German Band)


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Subject: ADD: Die Lauterbacherin
From: Joe Offer
Date: 05 Sep 08 - 12:35 AM

Here's the Lauterbach song, in dialect:

Die Lauterbacherin

In Lauterbach hab' ich min Strümpfel verloren
und ohne Strumpf geh' ich nit heim;
drum geh' ich nun wieder nach Lauterbach zu
und kauf' mir ein' Strumpf an min Bein.

In Lauterbach hab' ich min Schuhe verloren
und ohne Schuh' geh' ich nit heim;
de steig ich dem Schuster zum Fenster hinein
und hol' ein Paar andre heraus.

In Lauterbach hab' ich min Herzel verloren
ohn' Herzel da geh' ich nit heim;
drum geh' ich erst wieder nach Lauterbach nein
und hol' mir mein Herz wieder ein.

Bin alle main Lebtag nie traurig gewesen
un bin a zum Trauern zu jung;
hab' immer die Junge recht gerne gesehn
und große und kleine genug.


In Lauterbach, I lost my stocking
and without stockings, I cannot go home
So I went to Lauterbach again
and bought me a stocking for my leg.

In Lauterbach, I lost my shoes
and without shoes, I cannot go home
So I climbed into the window of the shoe store
and got me another pair from there.

In Lauterbach, I lost my heart
and without my heart, I cannot go home
But I will not go to Lauterbach again
and and fetch me back my heart.

I have never been unhappy, all my days
For I am too young for sadness;
I have always liked to see the boys
both big and small alike.

(not sure of that last line)

Source: Das Sind Unsere Lieder, Kröher, p. 93

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Sounds to me like "O Where, O Where Has My Little Dog Gone" - am I right?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Joe Offer
Date: 11 Sep 08 - 11:59 PM

The 1956 Silver Burdet fourth-grade music book, Music Near and Far, has a different song with the title "The German Band":

The German Band
(German Folk Song)

Oh, we are two musicians who come from Germany,
Oh, we are two musicians who come from Germany,
We can play the vi-o, vi-o, vi-o-lin;
We can play the double bass and flute.
And we can also dance hop-sa, hop-sa-sa, hop-sa-sa,
And we can also dance hop-sa, hop-sa-sa, hop-sa-sa,



Anybody recognize any of these?

-Joe-

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Sounds kinda like "Johnny Schmoker" to me, at least the the "Ich kann spielen" part....


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Fidjit
Date: 12 Sep 08 - 06:21 AM

only know this one

Chas


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Sep 08 - 01:16 PM

There's a line in the song DOWN AT THE OLD BULL AND BUSH that goes "Hear the little German band" (which might or might not be followed by a "tra-la-la" line) which has always sounded out of place to me, making me wonder if it was a quote from another song.

Why would a German band be performing at the Bull and Bush? I'm guessing that the line was not meant to be taken literally. You wouldn't hear a German band at the Bull and Bush, but rather, you would hear people singing a song called "Hear the Little German Band." Makes more sense, doesn't it?

So my question is, is this the song they were alluding to?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Snuffy
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 09:19 AM

Itinerant German musicians were actually not that unusual in Britain in the late 19th century, so it would be quite likely that the Bull and Bush would book such a band.

And the "tra-la-la" line is actually the start of Ach, du lieber Augustin, a well-known German tune, beloved of oompah-bands to this day, and many towns in Britain today have a Bierkeller with a band wearing Lederhosen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Leadbelly
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 03:50 PM

Here are other Lauterbach lyrics...


Zu Lauterbach


Melodie - süddeutsches Volkslied vor 1820 aufgezeichnet

nach G. W. Fink

1. Zu Lauterbach hab i mei Strumpf verlorn,
Ohn' Strumpf da geh i nöd hoam,
Drum geh i erst wieder nach Lauterbach
Hol mir an Strumpf zu dem oan.

Refrain:
Schäppe Baa, schäppe Baa,
schäppe Baa
sind immer noch besser als kaa...

2. Zu Lauterbach hab i mein Herz verlorn,
Und ohne Herz kann i nöd lebn!
Drum muß i bald wieder nach Lauterbach,
Und s'Dirndel solls seine mir gebn!

3. Vater, wann gibst mir denns Heimatl,
Vater, wann läßts mir überschreibn?
Denn 's Dirndel wachst auf as wie's Grummatel
und will nöt mehr lediger bleibn.

4. Wenn i ins Zillertal eini geh,
Ziehn i mei Pluderhosen an.
Wenn i mei Deandl in d'Kirchen seh,
Schaun i kein Heiligen mehr an.

5. Mei Dirndel hat schwarzbraune Äugele,
Gar nett wie e Täuberl schauts her;
Und wann i beim Fenster an Schneppler tu,
Dann kommt sie ganz freundli daher.

6. In Lauterbach hab' i mei Schuherl vertanzt,
Ohn Schuherl da geh' i nit aus.
Da steig i dem Schuster zum Fenster hinein,
Und hol mir en neues Paar Schuherl heraus.

7. In Lauterbach hab' i mei Hanserl verlor'n,
Ohn Hanserl da geh i nit heim.
Drum geh' i erst wieder nach Lauterbach'rein,
Und such mir mei Hanserl und nehm ihn mit heim.

8a. Jetzt hab' i mein Häuserl auf e Schneckerl gebaut,
Jetzt rennt mir das Schneckerl davon.
Drum geh' i erst wieder nach Lauterbach 'rein
Und frag mer glei überall, wo i jetzt wohn.

8b. Jetzt hat' i mei Häuserl auf a Schneckerl baut,
Kriecht mir das Schneckerl davon.
Jetzt schaut mi mein Deandl ganz launi an,
Daß i koa Häuserl mehr han.

9a. Alleweil kann man net lusti sein,
Alliweil kann man net woan.
Das eini Mal geh' i zum Deandl aus,
Das andere Mal bleib i dahoam.

9b. Mer kann nit alleweil traurig sein,
Zum Traurigsein sammer noch z'jung.
Drum geh' mer bald wieder nach Lauterbach'rein
Und schenk'n en Glaserl vom Bess'r'n ein.

In Lauterbach hat's mir gefalle, gefalle,
das Städtchen ist doch eine Zier.
Der Graben, die Porttrepp' der Ankerturm,
am liebsten blieb' ich noch hier.

1. In Lauterbach I must have lost my sock,
Without it I won't go home,
So back to Lauterbach I'll have to walk,
To find the mate to this one.

2. In Lauterbach I must have lost my heart,
Without a heart I can't live.
Soon back to Lauterbach I'll have to start,
Her heart to me she must give.

3. Say, dad, when will you let me have the house,
When will you sign o'er to me?
My girl, she just wants to make me her spouse,
She's not getting young, you see.

8a. On top of a snail I built my abode,
The snail ran off down the road.
To Lauterbach I must go so they'll give
The address where I now live.

1. Zu Lauterbach han i mein Strumph verlor'n,
Strumpf verlor'n, ohne Strumpf geh i net hoam
Jetzt geh i halt wieder auf Lautgerbach,
Lauterbach, hol mir an Strumpf zu dem oan.

2. Z'Lauterbach han i mein Herz verlor'n,
ohne Herz kann i net leben.
Da muß i halt wieder auf Lauterbach,
s'Deandl slls sein mir geb'n.

3. Vater, wann gibst mir denn's Heimatel,
Vater, wann laßt d' mir's verschreib'n?
s'Deandl wachst auf wie es Grummatel,
lediger will's nimmehr bleib'n.
                
4. Mei Deandl hat schwarzbraune Äugle,
nett wie a Täuberl schaut's her,
wann i beim Fenster oan Schnagger tu,
kommt sie ganz freundli daher.

5. Jetzt hab i mein Häuserl auf a Schneckerl baut,
kriecht mir das Schneckerl davan.
Jetzt schaut mi mei Deandl ganz launi oan,
daß i kei Häuserl mehr han.

6. Wenn i in's Zillertal eini geh,
zieh i mei Pluderhasenau.
Wenn i mei Deandl in d'Kirchen seh,
schau i kein'n Heiligen mehr an.

7. Alliweil kann ma net lustig sein,
alliweil kann ma net woan.
Das eini Mall geh i zum Deandl aus,
das andre Mal bleib i dahoam!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: Joe Offer
Date: 15 Sep 08 - 07:35 PM

I have to say that I miss the unnamed Guest's connection between "German Band" and "Die Lauterbacherin." Anybody know the "German Band" tunes, and the connection to Lauterbach?

-Joe-


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST,LISA
Date: 02 May 09 - 12:38 PM


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST,LISA
Date: 02 May 09 - 12:46 PM

I'm trying to get the lyric (my keybo_rd _ill not let me u_e my on-_creen keybo_rd)_or _ir Don Goto......I'm hoping Bet or M_rk c_n help me out.......I ___ looking _or Germ_n B_nd _nd _ound thi_ __b_it!! Ple__e Reply.......


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST,Gary Roush
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 03:50 AM

Thanks for the information here. It's perfect. I was talking with
a friend of mine today about this song. I hadn't sang it in awhile
and I realized there were a few words I couldn't quite remember.

I learned this song in class when I was in fourth grade 42 years ago
in 1968 and it's continued to be one of my favorites. I am deaf but
can speak well and hear music well with my hearing aid. I came from a
musical family. I know people say how dumb or stupid it is, but isn't
that what it was meant to be, was a funny stupid song that you
couldn't forget? It was the music that comes with it that makes it
actually better than it seems.

I thank the people who found this song and also the music with it. Ah
such memories. :) It's a song I tried to teach my kids...but they
wouldn't have it. Now they're older, married with kids, they just
might. My deaf son though can learn it. He's six years old and in a
few years he'll be ready for it. Thought I'd share the experience
with everyone I had on this.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: gkroush
Date: 08 Apr 10 - 04:37 AM

I also wanted to remark that I do remember the Don Gato song. I
don't remember all the words of that song though. If anyone found
it, that'd be great. I commented about the German band in the above
message (April 1, 1999) where it has the refrain and then the three
verses. I "googled" the name of the song and here this was! Awesome!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST,sully
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 07:45 PM

Wow!! I have been looking for this song. I grew up in Newport, RI and went to Elementary School at Sheffield School (now closed), and had to sing this song in 4th grade in front of my fellow students(1974). I only remember being scared and singing quietly....thanks everyone!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST,Music teacher's name
Date: 19 Jun 10 - 07:47 PM

Billy Weston was my music teacher back then; playing auto harp....damn song!!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 03:57 PM

Yes, I have been singing it all day! :)))


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST,ab2002
Date: 09 Jul 13 - 12:31 PM

Grateful for the info about The German Band. I can hear it my head still, from 4th grade (I think), about 1971 or 72. Our teacher at that time had an LP record so her students could sing along. Oh to find that album!!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST,Bob McCann
Date: 15 Aug 13 - 03:54 PM

The song you remember came from "Making Music Your Own" (book 4, or grade 4) published by Silver Burdett 1968 (General Learning Corp.)   At least that is the book I used in a college class for elementary teachers.   The book was used hard, and is in bad shape.

I vaguely recall that in class there was a record with many of the songs, such as "git Along Little Dogies."

I used the piano to sing these songs to my own kids, and now my grandchild, who is 2, LOVES them, particularly the German Band.

I can make a pdf of the music if anyone wants it.   Not sure how I'd go about attaching it.    Rmccann    at   verizon dot net.

Bob


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Come and Hear the German Band
From: GUEST,Randy Ritenour
Date: 28 Mar 17 - 02:15 PM

I remember singing "listen to the German band" back in my fourth grade around 1966. I still sing it in my head and I started singing it to my daughter at night when she went to bed. She would always request I sing German band. Guess it's just a fun song.


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