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O Katharina

TomG 22 Jul 99 - 05:17 PM
Frank Maher 23 Jul 99 - 10:00 AM
Ferrara 23 Jul 99 - 01:44 PM
TomG 23 Jul 99 - 08:44 PM
Frank Maher 23 Jul 99 - 09:57 PM
Ferrara 24 Jul 99 - 05:24 AM
TomG 24 Jul 99 - 07:55 PM
GUEST 29 Aug 10 - 05:11 PM
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Subject: O Katharina
From: TomG
Date: 22 Jul 99 - 05:17 PM

Looking for lyrics to "O Katharina" (to keep my love you must be leaner..." I have almost all but need line after "I'll have to build a big arena..." Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: O Katharina
From: Frank Maher
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 10:00 AM

The line after Big Arena is You're such a Frau, My Kath-erine I got a lot,when I got You.


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Subject: RE: O Katharina
From: Ferrara
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 01:44 PM

No fair! -- I can't remember all of it either and I'd love to have it! - Here's what I remember.

Oh Heinie sailed from Rotterdam,
He said away to Amsterdam
To meet his bride, and by her side ...

One night he went to see the Follies,
He thought she was a queen,
Until he seen those Dollies,

Oh Katherina, O Katherina,
To keep my love, you must be leaner
Join a gym, learn to swin, eat farina!
You're such a queen, my Katherine,
I got a lot when I got you!

How about beefing that up, filling it out so to speak? - Rita F


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Subject: RE: O Katharina
From: TomG
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 08:44 PM

Well, two ideas about the line I was missing: Both are good but don't ring a bell - I think I learned a different line. (My German father-in-law had a chubby wife named Katherine, so he sang it a lot!)

Ferrara: You've missed a verse. After "eat Farina": "Oh Katharina, unless you're leaner I'll have to build a big arena," then the line I was seeking, whether it be queen, frau, or something else.

TomG


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Subject: RE: O Katharina
From: Frank Maher
Date: 23 Jul 99 - 09:57 PM

If anyone would send Me their E-Mail Address,I will send them the Song by E-Mail. fmaher@nfld.com


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Subject: RE: O Katharina
From: Ferrara
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 05:24 AM

Sure, love to have the song. We had a family friend when I was a kid, who was on the ample side. She was a lovely person and didn't mind being joining in the singing (as far as I could tell at the age of 7 or 8) and I always think of her when I hear either this song or the Too-Fat Polka. zither@erols.com


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Subject: RE: O Katharina
From: TomG
Date: 24 Jul 99 - 07:55 PM

After listening to the rather old scratchy recording Frank Maher kindly e-mailed us, we believe the line after "arena" is "You're such a CROWD, my Katherine" This makes more sense than "frau".

Tom


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Subject: RE: O Katharina
From: GUEST
Date: 29 Aug 10 - 05:11 PM

Gentlemen...I have had this tune in a Mitch Miller Songbook for years now...a favorite...posted it on my website for you:

http://www.perfectlyintune.com/page16/page38/page38.html


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