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Lyr Req: Nimm mich mit, Kapitän (German)

RoyH (Burl) 10 Feb 13 - 09:20 AM
GUEST,999 10 Feb 13 - 10:45 AM
GUEST,999 10 Feb 13 - 10:48 AM
GUEST,Grishka 10 Feb 13 - 01:32 PM
RoyH (Burl) 11 Feb 13 - 07:30 AM
Wolfgang 11 Feb 13 - 01:21 PM
Wolfgang 11 Feb 13 - 01:29 PM
RoyH (Burl) 11 Feb 13 - 04:59 PM
Ron Davies 11 Feb 13 - 05:40 PM
Susanne (skw) 16 Feb 13 - 05:47 PM
Reinhard 17 Feb 13 - 12:10 AM
Jim Dixon 09 Mar 13 - 08:27 PM
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Subject: German song 'Nim uns mit Kapitan'?
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 09:20 AM

During the 1950's I spent a couple of years in Lippstadt, Germany. There was a popular song of the time about a boy asking a sea captain to take him on a voyage. I've remembered the opening line to this day, but I'd like to know the rest of it. Can anyone help please? At the same time was a young singer, a schoolgirl known as 'Die Kleine Kornelia'. She would be in herlate sixties or early seventies now of course. I just wondered what happened to her. One more thing. Although my memory is fading I can vaguely recall a custom in Lippstadt called 'Schutzenfest' (spelling?). I can't recall any details. What was it? Is it still going?


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nim uns mit Kapitan'?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 10:45 AM

I don't know German, Roy. Is this it?

Freddy Quinn singing it on YouTube.

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Nimm mich mit Kapitän auf die Reise
Nimm mich mit Kapitän


Nimm uns mit Kapitän auf die Reise nimm uns mit in die weite weite Welt

wohin geht Kapitän deine Reise bis zum Südpol da langt unser Geld

nimm uns mit Kapitän in die Ferne nimm uns mit in die weite Welt hinaus

fährst du heim Kapitän kehrst du gerne in die Heimat zu Muttern nach Haus

fährst du heim Kapitän kehrn wir gerne in die Heimat zurück nach haus.

Musik

fährst du heim Kapitän kehrst du gerne in die Heimat zu Muttern nach Haus

fährst du heim Kapitän kehrn wir gerne in die Heimat zurück nach haus.



In der Heimat an der Waterkant drei Meilen vor der See

lag im weiten grünen Binnenland unser Haus an der Elb ? Chausee

fröhlich spielten wir Maat und Steuermann

rochen nachts im Bett noch nach Teer

wir heuerten im Waschfass an wollten hinaus aufs Meer

wollten hinaus aufs Meer.



Nimm mich mir Kapitän auf die Reise nimm mich mit denn ich kenne jetzt die Welt

nimm uns mir Kapitän auf die Reise bis nach hause nimm all unser Geld

nimm mich mit Kapitän aus der Ferne bis nach Hamburg da steige ich aus

in der Heimat da glühn unsre Sterne in der Heimat bei Muttern zu haus

in der Heimat da glühn unsre Sterne nimm mich mit Kapitän nach haus.


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nim uns mit Kapitan'?
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 10:48 AM

The young lady you recall.


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nim uns mit Kapitan'?
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 10 Feb 13 - 01:32 PM

Schützenfest = marksmen's festival, a tradition in many German-speaking areas, and sure enough, still going, in Lippstadt (never heard of before, but a safe bet!) and elsewhere.

The song ("Take me with you, Captain, on the voyage!") is also easy to google, from a film "Käptn Bay-Bay", 1952, there sung by Hans Albers. The composer was Norbert Schultze, earstwhile famous for "Lili Marleen".


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nimm uns mit Kapitän'?
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 07:30 AM

Thank you 999 and Grishka for your replies. You have brought me some fine memories of dear friends, now dead, who sang me that song. One of them was a member of the band of marksmen with their costumes,wooden rifles and brass band, who marched in the Schutzenfest. (I can't raise an umlaut on my keyboard) It was with these same people I heard Kleine Cornelia on the radio. I remember a picture of her in the paper, standing on a chair to reach a microphone. Good to see that she is still active even though no longer young. I have a smattering of German, but it doesn't smatter far enough to give me a translation of these lyrics. Can anyone help?


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nimm uns mit Kapitän'?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 01:21 PM

Take me with you, captain, on the journey

Chorus: "Take us with you, captain, on the journey,
take us with you to the wide, wide world.
Where goes your journey, captain?"
"To the south pole, that far our money suffices"
"Take us with you, captain, to the yonder,
take us with you into the wide world.
When you'll return, captain,
you'll return gladly to mother's home.
When you'll return gladly
to our homeland, to our home.

In our home, at the Waterkant (verbatim: water brink, means the German North Sea coast)
three miles from the sea
stood our house in the wide, green inland
at the Elbchaussee (a well known street in Hamburg),
we merrily played mate and helmsman,
and even in bed at night we still smelled of tar.
We signed up for the washtub
and wanted out on sea.

Chorus

Last chorus: Take me with you, captain, on the journey,
take me with you, for I now know the world.
Take me with you, captain, on the journey,
to our home, take all our money
Take me with you, captain, from afar
to Hamburg, there I'll disembark.
In the homeland, there glow our stars,
in the homeland, at mother's home,
in the homeland there glow our stars,
take me home with you, captain.

Wolfgang

(before the last chorus a verse is missing saying that many have found riches afar, but too often not happiness, and when they stand at the quay and see a ship with home port of Hamburg, they say:...)


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nimm uns mit Kapitän'?
From: Wolfgang
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 01:29 PM

For very old Germans, this song has to be sung by Hans Albers and noone else:

click(youtube)

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nimm uns mit Kapitän'?
From: RoyH (Burl)
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 04:59 PM

Danke Wolfgang.


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nimm uns mit Kapitän'?
From: Ron Davies
Date: 11 Feb 13 - 05:40 PM

Just wonderful.    Packs an emotional punch, for sure.

On YouTube, a poster (born 1974) says that his family (in Kiel) had a tradition that on Sunday the first up had to prepare breakfast; then that person could wake the rest of the house--with Hans Albers at full volume.

The poster says he can't imagine a better way to be woken up.

Danke vielmals Wolfgang.


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nimm uns mit Kapitän'?
From: Susanne (skw)
Date: 16 Feb 13 - 05:47 PM

Coming across this thread I found I still have the song by heart. It was part of my childhood near Hamburg. My parents had an old shellac record with this - not by Hans Albers, but I've forgotten the singer's name. I'm sure my brother has still got the record.

How are you, Wolfgang? Drop me an eMail if you have time.


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Subject: RE: German song 'Nimm uns mit Kapitän'?
From: Reinhard
Date: 17 Feb 13 - 12:10 AM

That would be Will Höhne who recorded it in 1954.

It seems to have been bought quite often in its time; eBay offers 11 copies of this record.


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Subject: Lyr Add:NIMM MICH MIT, KAPITÄN, AUF DIE REISE
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 09 Mar 13 - 08:27 PM

These lyrics copied from http://ingeb.org/Lieder/meinehei.html:


NIMM MICH MIT, KAPITÄN, AUF DIE REISE
Words, Fritz Grasshoff; music, Norbert Schultze, 1950.*
As sung by Hans Albers

Meine Heimat ist die Woterkant
Siebn meilen von der See,
S'stand im weiten grünen Binnenland
Unser Haus an der Elbchaussée.
Fröhlich spielten wir Maat und Stüermann
Rochen nachts im Bett noch nach Teer.
Wir heuerten im Waschfaß an
|: Wolten hinaus aufs Meer. :|

Nimm uns mit, Kapitän, auf die Reise!
Nimm uns mit in die weite, weite Welt.
Wohin geht, Kapitän, denn deine Reise
Bis zum Südpol, hier, ach da langt unser Geld!
Nimm uns mit, Kapitän, in die Ferne,
Nimm uns mit in die weite Welt hinaus,
Kehrst Du heim, Kapitän, fahr'n wir gerne
In die Heimat zu Muttern nach Haus
Kehrst Du heim, Kapitän, fahr'n wir gerne
In die Heimat zurück nach Haus.

Mancher glaubt wohl, fern vom Heimatland
Da draußen, da liegt das Glück.
Hat sich in die weite Welt gewandt
Und will nie mehr nach Hause zurück.
In der Fremde, jaaa, da wurde er ein reicher Mann,
Aber glücklich, glücklich wurd' er nicht.
Und legt ein Schiff aus Hamburg an,
|: Steht er am Kai und spricht: :|

Nimm mich mit, Kapitän, auf die Reise,
Nimm mich denn ich kenne jetzt die Welt.
Wohin geht, Kapitän, deine Reise?
Bis nach Hause, hier nimm all mein Geld.
Nimm mich mit, Kapitän, aus der Ferne
Bis nach Hamburg, da steig' ich aus.
In der Heimat, da glühen meine Sterne,
In der Heimat bei Muttern zu Haus.
In der Heimat, da glühen meine Sterne,
Nimm mich mit, Kapitän, nach Haus.

[* credits from Das Wunschkonzert im NS-Rundfunk by Jörg Koch (Köln: Böhlau Verlag GmbH & Cie, 2003), page 328.]


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