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Lyr Req: Mine Farts was ein Prussian

GUEST,Patridge 20 Oct 17 - 06:21 AM
Dave Hanson 20 Oct 17 - 07:32 AM
Raggytash 20 Oct 17 - 07:38 AM
Snuffy 20 Oct 17 - 10:06 AM
Lighter 20 Oct 17 - 10:30 AM
Dave the Gnome 20 Oct 17 - 10:31 AM
Lighter 20 Oct 17 - 01:14 PM
GUEST,Patridge 23 Oct 17 - 04:48 AM
GUEST,Martin Ryan 23 Oct 17 - 05:08 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Mine Farta was ein Prussian
From: GUEST,Patridge
Date: 20 Oct 17 - 06:21 AM

Hi

As the subject title, I'm looking for the lyrics for a good friend. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated

thanks

Pat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mine Farts was ein Prussian
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 20 Oct 17 - 07:32 AM

Could be the shanty. ' Yaw Yaw Yaw '

Dave H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mine Farts was ein Prussian
From: Raggytash
Date: 20 Oct 17 - 07:38 AM

Do you perhaps mean:

Mein Father was a Prussian mit mann yaw, yaw, yaw

(spelling might not be correct)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mine Farts was ein Prussian
From: Snuffy
Date: 20 Oct 17 - 10:06 AM

If you're happy with a Hollander instead of a Prussian there are quite a few versions here Mein Vater vos ein Dutchman.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mine Farts was ein Prussian
From: Lighter
Date: 20 Oct 17 - 10:30 AM

Hi, Snuffy.

"Mein Vater vas ein Dutchman/ Und mein Mutter vas ein Prussian...."

Can't resist pointing out that all these versions come from Hugill, and all are bowdlerized.

Hugill seems to be the only collector of the song, but Kipling quotes a related cleaned-up stanza in his 1897 story ".007":

       With a michnai - ghignai - shtingal! Yah! Yah! Yah!
        Ein - zwei - drei - Mutter! Yah! Yah! Yah!
        She climb upon der shteeple,
        Und she frighten all der people.
        Singin' michnai -ghignai - shtingal! Yah! Yah!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mine Farts was ein Prussian
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 20 Oct 17 - 10:31 AM

I think it probably should be Dutchman. the only bits I can remember are

Mein varter vas un Dutchman
mit mein Ja, ja, ja
Mein varter vas un Dutchman
mit mein Ja, ja, ja
Mein varter vas un Dutchman
unt mein mutter vas a Prussian
mit mein Ja, ja, ja

I Speaken hotch-potch lingo
mit mein Ja, ja, ja
I Speaken hotch-potch lingo
mit mein Ja, ja, ja
I Speaken hotch-potch lingo
Got vur Tommy unt by jingo
mit mein Ja, ja, ja


Hope this helps.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mine Farts was ein Prussian
From: Lighter
Date: 20 Oct 17 - 01:14 PM

It's even funnier if you sing, "Mein Mutter vas ein Dutchman."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mine Farts was ein Prussian
From: GUEST,Patridge
Date: 23 Oct 17 - 04:48 AM

Thank you all very much I will pass these onto my friend

xxx


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Mine Farts was ein Prussian
From: GUEST,Martin Ryan
Date: 23 Oct 17 - 05:08 AM

Linen workers in Belfast, during May clebrations, used to sing:

"Our queen's up the river
WIth your ya, ya, ya
Our queen's up the river
WIth your ya, ya, ya
Our queen's up the river
and we'll keep her there forever
WIth your ya, ya, ya
..."

Wonder where that came from? ;>)>

Regards


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