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Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken

GUEST,baffled 10 Apr 06 - 12:16 AM
Joe Offer 10 Apr 06 - 12:20 AM
Geordie-Peorgie 10 Apr 06 - 05:37 PM
Artful Codger 10 Apr 06 - 05:53 PM
GUEST,lolly 19 Sep 10 - 12:42 PM
Richard Bridge 19 Sep 10 - 02:15 PM
GUEST,German 19 Sep 10 - 04:04 PM
GUEST,leeneia 19 Sep 10 - 10:40 PM
GUEST,highlandman at work 20 Sep 10 - 10:17 AM
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GUEST,leeneia 20 Sep 10 - 12:58 PM
Wolfgang 20 Sep 10 - 01:32 PM
Wolfgang 20 Sep 10 - 01:43 PM
GUEST,highlandman at work 20 Sep 10 - 01:59 PM
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GUEST,German 20 Sep 10 - 04:35 PM
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Subject: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,baffled
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 12:16 AM

Came across this "lyric". Don't know if it's Welsh, Gaelic or Phoenician. Can anyone help?

Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
Dry acken hut mine hoot
Oont hat air nicked dry acken
Dun vare air nicked mine hoot


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Subject: Lyr Add: MEIN HUT, DER HAT DREI ECKEN
From: Joe Offer
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 12:20 AM

Hi, Baffled -
I think it was a standard in first-year German class:

Mein Hut, der hat drei Ecken,
Drei Ecken hat mein Hut;
Und hätt er nicht drei Ecken
Dann wäre er auch nicht mein Hut.

My hat, it has three corners,
Three corners has my hat;
And had it not three corners,
Then it would not be my hat.


Brings back old memories. I think it was 1963 that I learned that song, as a sophomore in high school in Milwaukee. Where'd you hear it?

-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: Geordie-Peorgie
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 05:37 PM

The song pans oot by droppin' off the last word of each verse

2nd verse
Mein hut der hat drei
Drei hat mein hut

etc until the end when yez aall stand roond lukkin' at each other as if yez are daft!!

Works for me!


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: Artful Codger
Date: 10 Apr 06 - 05:53 PM

It's macaronic rendition of that beloved Sudetenland ballad "My hut, dear hut, amid dry bracken".


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,lolly
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 12:42 PM

its german i just learned it last week


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 02:15 PM

I was told by a German Elvis impersonator I met in the North Foreland (pub) in Rochester that it is a German nursery rhyme.


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,German
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 04:04 PM

Actually, it's Phonetician, a language closely related to Phoenician.

The dialect of those lyrics is reserved to the current season, mainly used in remote areas of the USA, Canada, Australia etc.. The native speakers wear plastic Tyrol hats, drink a yellow fermented sauce and perform their Aboriginal dances on tables and chairs ...


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 19 Sep 10 - 10:40 PM

German, thanks for making me laugh.


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 10:17 AM

In case anyone cares, the tune is known as "Carnival of Venice."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-jDld11jhw
Cheers
-Glenn


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 10:18 AM

Sorry, here it is properly blickified.
Youtube link


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,leeneia
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 12:58 PM

Thanks for the link.


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: Wolfgang
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 01:32 PM

Long before Paganini played variations of that tune and called them "Carnival of Venice" this was known as "O cara mama mia", a folksong from Northern Italy. But without Paganini, the tune may never have become so well known that several German lyrics have been pinned to it.

In addition to "Mein Hut der hat drei Ecken" I know

Ein Mops kam in die Küche
und stahl dem Koch ein Ei,
da nahme der Koch den Löffel
und schlug den Mops entzwei.

Da kamen viele Möpse
und gruben ihm ein Grab
und setzen drauf ein Grabstein,
darauf geschrieben stand:

Restart with verse 1 (an example of a never ending song, one could drive parents or scoutmasters to despair by doing this)

Or:
Mein Schatz, der heißt Pauline
und dem bin ich so gut
und wenn ich was verdiene
so kauf ich ihr ´nen Hut.

David Garrett playing variations to O cara mamma mia

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: Wolfgang
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 01:43 PM

My god, it's even much more complicated:

A website dovoted to this tune and its many different composers

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,highlandman at work
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 01:59 PM

Wow, Wolfgang....
Where else but the 'Cat can a person learn so much about so little?
Cool.
-Glenn


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: Wolfgang
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 02:40 PM

I'm learning as well while googling:

Ich lag im Bett und schwitzte

is a German song I dind't know before also sung to this tune. It is roughly a German equivalent to

Maids when you're young never wed an old man

only much more explicit.

Wolfgang


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,German
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 04:35 PM

I think "GUEST,baffled", back in '06, was well aware that he was quoting from a phonetic oktoberfest songbook, and wanted to test whether he could fool us (in particular Investigator Seppl Angebot).

What, then, could be funnier than an oktoberfest in Canberra, ACT, with genuine First Australians and New Australians of all providences wearing green Chinese plastic hats for 2 A$? To be sure, those books are now sold in Munich as well, also printed in Japanese Katakana script. The Phoenicians once stood at the cradle of written communication, here we see it being drowned in beer.

BTW: The German text about the three-pointed hat has its history as well, google it if you're interested.

Prost!


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: GUEST,German
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 04:43 PM

Proveniences, not providences ... must have had a measure (Maß) beyond my thirst.


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Subject: RE: Meaning: Mine hoot dare hut dry acken
From: Slag
Date: 20 Sep 10 - 06:02 PM

Fourth grade, English only.


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