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Spinni (Am I Mad?)

H. v. Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

am I mad or am I dreaming
hey, what's up with you?
do you think I'm stupid
hey, how are you speaking to me?
perhaps you have a beautiful villa
and a red BMW
but I still don't like
your dirty tricks, hey hey

you're not cold, you're not warm
you always turn with the wind
and if you don't like something
they always hear about it behind their backs
you have no pride, you have no shame
you never go to the centre, never to the edge
and everything you give
is your very weak hand

do you understand, do you know what I mean
a mountain is nothing but a great big stone
but up on the peak, that's what I always say
is much more beautiful than down in the valley

do I stay or do I go
tell me
someone where to go
Rome or Paris
or perhaps even to Berlin
San Francisco, Moscow, Cairo
it's all too far for me
all this flying around
costs me my time

do you understand ...

such an idiot!

Iawaramoi (Sometime)

H. v. Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Boys stand together in a circle
I'll tell you what I know
Light up a pipe
Those who can smoke it

in the paper you can read what's happened
but whether or not it's true, is not certain
because everyone lies nowadays
and he who doesn't lie is the most stupid
a boy kills his father and his mother too
and a sister strangles her brother
Serbs and Croats are shooting again
I mean, I can't take it any more, I drink and drink

in a pub Haider nags like a preacher
against those lazy-bones and those fare dodgers
Communist and the whole pack
he tells those people, that's class
while the ex-Goiserer scolds so beautifully
a thousand people are dying down in Africa
but we have enough to eat and drink
let's make sure it stays this way and let's close the hut

sometimes one guy stands up and says i don't give a shit
i've had enough now, I want my peace; and
sometimes he takes his gun and says to somebody:
come here you fool, I'll blow you out of your shoes!
sometimes a bomb flies from the right side
these are times when everybody's fighting
sometimes my boy then asks me:
hey father, just tell me
who are the stupid, who are the smart?

whether Croats or Serbs
all must die
whether Croat or Serb
each is a waste

Schleiniger

Trad., H. v. Goisern / R. Stranzinger / S. Engel / W. Maier
[ORIGINAL LYRICS]

a schleiniger, a schleiniger, a schleiniger must be
so no stupid hunter boy dances in

I'll throw my hat in the river and jump in myself
because my old sweetheart doesn't love me anymore

hop hop hop hop hop hop today's there no sin
and I've looked in the calendar and today the wind's blowing

Kokain-Blues (Cocaine Blues)

Music: Rev. Gary Davis
German lyrics: H. v. Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Recently I was down with the doctor in the hospital
he looked briefly up my nose and said: very fatal
because the way I see it, you're a real snowman!

You take Mizzi and I Marie
I never notice the difference
after a pinch, either is right

You go to heaven and I go to hell
and when we're back again
then we'll quickly take
just a pinch, just a pinch of snow

hey mama come over to me, I'm so stoned
and can't find the door to go outside anymore
I've got cocaine in my brain

Recently in the morning, I crawled out of my bed
I looked briefly in the mirror and my nose was gone
from one pinch, from one alone this doesn't happen

I've got cocaine in my brain...
in the meadow lies fresh snow
hollaredldudié, so beautiful

Weit, Weit Weg (Far, Far Away)

H. v. Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

The days are shorter now
and leaves are falling from the trees
and on the pasture, there's already snow

A cold wind blows from the mountains
the sun has already set
and I would like to have you near me

You're now so far, far away
so far, far away from me
It hurts me and how

You were like the summer wind
blowing through my hair
like a warm rain on the skin

I still smell your wet hair
I still feel your hand on my face
and how you look deep into my eyes

You're now so far, far away
so far, far away from me
It hurts me and how

Now it's nearly a month since
we held each other
and sank into each other's arms

Sometimes it seems like yesterday to me
and sometimes like an eternity
and sometimes I worry it was a dream

You're now so far, far away
so far, far away from me
It hurts me and how

Gott Erhalts (God Preserve)

Music: Josef Haydn / Lyrics: H. v. Goisern (with the phrase "god preserve, god protect")    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

god preserve, god protect
our dream of the kingdom of heaven
pippi longstocking, wurstelprater,
each goldfish his pond

god preserve, god protect
the whole flock of birds for us
police and fraudsters
daisies wonderful!

god preserve, god protect
our country and our living
our priests and our popes
and above all the sins
rather home in the kingdom
heavenwards on the way of the cross
than eternally with the fools
just always going round in circles

god preserve, god protect
our kaiser, our Franz
Schubert, Klammer, Beckenbauer
god protect the birdie dance
but morals don't protect us
and neither does civic duty
we'd rather have beer and schmaltz
and god preserve our salt
god preserve our salt, god preserve our salt
god preserve our salt

Landlertanz (Country Dance)

H. v. Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Peppi sets off
and goes to San Francisco
where he gives a lecture in a psychodelic disco
everybody's talking 'bout the big motherfucker
tell me is it really true
it can't go on like this
with this inbreeding, this is clear
any idiot can rap
he says to the dj
we'll sing you a country dance
you can feel in your balls

not everyone can dance a country dance
I can't myself, but my brothers do it well

he barges through to Africa
to a jungle tribe
there he asks quite cavalierly
of the first black man
hey, where do you meet
hey, where do you gather
you know what I mean
with dancing and drumming
I want a bit of action
replies the proud fighter: those times have gone
you've come too late with your aviator

you were there yesterday and again today
if you come every day, you'll get on my nerves
the preacher cries out and enjoys it so
and the verger sings 'til the snot runs!

he thinks to himself, those who don't want to
you can't force them
perhaps in Japan I'll find someone
for clapping and singing
but as the devil wants it
they sing really fast
but unfortunately only ever
something from sound of music

not everyone can dance a country dance
I can't myself, but my brothers do it well

Goisern lies in a valley, that's what I always say
there's beautiful girls there, that's where I want to be

up and up in the Traun bounce the stones
and not one street urchin does anything to me

Country dance-like, Pinzgau-like, hugging, as soon as it's dark,
if only it was dark soon, so nobody could see us

soon we must sit together, there'll be thunder and lightning,
we must stick together too, otherwise the revelry will come to an end

Wildschütz Räp (Poacher's Rap)

H. v. Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

On a beautiful Sunday very early in the morning
The poacher ties his coarsely-sewn shoes
He goes up the mountain with his old Waffenrad
Because a mountain bike is only for a weak calf

A few hours later the hunter is drinking his coffee
Suddenly there is a bang up in the heights
Reserl says: "Franz don't put up with this
Everybody who shoots in our mountains must pay"

Holladjauridladi, Holladjauridladi
Holladjauridladi, Holladjauridla
Holladjauridladleidiadjeidiadjauridiridldüå

Franz, not being a boring man climbs up the wall
and finds the poacher with a knife in his hand
He shot a chamois, that is not allowed
This baby does not even have a driver's licence

He shouts at him: "It is over with you
Because I am the hunter and the chamois is mine
I am the sheriff, I am the forester
But into the heavens you go first

Do what I tell you boy, keep silent
You wouldn't be the first one to fall down
Put on your hat, throw down your rifle
Now nothing will ever help you"

Holladjauridladi, Holladjauridladi
Holladjauridladi, Holladjauridla
Holladjauridladleidiadjeidiadjauridiridldüå

There's lightning and thunder, it rattles and bangs
You hear how the poacher laughs
There he's gone, there flies a stone
And hits the hunter's shin bone

But once I have him, he won't escape me
But once I have him, he won't escape me
But once I have him, he won't escape me
He won't escape me

What a real poacher is, he has hunting in his blood
His place is up in the mountain and his hat is dashing

Down in the valley there's a cow
but unfortunately the boy's just drinking hard
And after a few schnapps and after a few beers
He suddenly sees two cows

Holladjauridladi, Holladjauridladi
Holladjauridladi, Holladjauridla
Holladjauridladleidiadjeidiadjauridiridldüå

Wieder Hoam (Home Again)

H. v. Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

when the sun sets behind the trees
and around the world slowly quietens
up in the sky above me
stars light up as brightly as your eyes

when in the night my thoughts become pictures
which blow like the wind over the schneeberg
when the mist shifts in the valley
when a bird flies over the lake
and slowly draws over

then I want to be home again at last
want to go to my boy, to my little girl
want to feel your hand on me

Goisern

Music: Hoagy Carmichael, Lyrics: Stuart Gorrell / German lyrics: H. v. Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

goisern, goisern
it's a shame
every time I must return to you
otherwise I can't take it
no, otherwise I can't take it

goisern, goisern
you give no peace
your mountains and your meadows
they simply belong
to me

somewhere else
is often enjoyable for me
but then quite unexpectedly
something suddenly stirs in me
and back, back I must come to you

goisern, goisern
I like you
and I also like your simple
and old-fashioned
jodl-ei-ti

Kren und Speck (Horseradish and Bacon)

H. v. Goisern / W. Staribacher    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Horseradish and bacon and stormy weather
a glass of schnapps and a ring of sausage
the waitress has quite a cleavage
and a half for my thirst

Spaghetti ca-ca-ca-ca carbonara
French ca-ca-ca-ca Camenbert
Chicken nuggets, mustard and ketchup mac mac mac Donald's
Sausage and bean sprouts please

Oben und Unten (Up and Down)

H. v. Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

one day you're up and one day you're down
one day you're lost and one day you're found
one day you're someone and one day you're nothing and then the dogs get you

one day you've a penny, one day you've a pound
and immediately you're in debt again
the wheel keeps turning
but you seldom get any smarter

but as long as the music keeps playing
and the jug's full of beer
let's stay sitting a while
and sometimes we'll shout with delight

whether you push or pull
or must pray or lie down
soon you must eat, soon you must drink
soon nothing goes, soon everything goes

are you an ox or a cow
are you a man or a woman
are you a woman or a man
everybody gets whipped at some point

but as long as the music keeps playing
and the jug's full of beer
let's stay sitting a while
and sometimes we'll shout with delight

but as long as ...

Koa Hiatamadl (Shepherdess)

H. v. Goisern / W. Staribacher    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Jå mei, Jå mei
wenn i mir um a Diandl schau
dann woaß i scho genau
rund muaß sei
und a wengerl resch
u mei

Mei, Jå mei
de meist'n Menscha håm a Gstell
zaundürr und måger wiadawäll
Mei, Jå mei
A solch' oane de kunnt's nia sei

Koa Hiatamadl måg i nit
håt koane dickn Wadln nit
i måg a Diandl aus da Stadt
wås dicke Wadln håt

Mei, Jå mei
die Moni mit de rot'n Hoar
is schena nu wia voriges Jahr
Håt a gråd
nit wenig auf da Wåag

Mei - u mei
de Annamiarl kenn i schon
da renn i liaba glei davon
is nix dran
hint'n und voran

Koa Hiatamadl måg i nit
håt koane dickn Wadln nit
i måg a Diandl aus da Stadt
wås dicke Wadln håt

Schen san de Landlertanz
schen san de Almenkranz
drob'n au'fn Huat
baid' schen quigizen tuat

Heast As Nit (Can't You Hear)

H. v. Goisern / W. Staribacher    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Can't you hear
how the time flies
Huidiei jodleiri Huidiridi

Just yesterday
People talked very differently
Huidiei jodleiridldüeiouri

The young have become old
and the old have died
Duliei, Jodleiridldudieiouri

And yesterday has become today
and today is soon tomorrow
Huidiei jodleiri huidiridi

Can't you hear
Can't you hear
Huideridiri
Hollareiridiridldoueio hållouri

Can't you hear, how the time flies
Can't you hear, how the time flies ...

A ganze Weil (Quite a while)

J. Karl    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

now we've sung a while and played a while
and can feel that that everything is fine

the time we've been together has lasted
because everything comes from the music

and because you simply can't stop time
now we must part
we'll stand in a circle and sing another
and shake hands and say goodbye

so dear friends we look forward to next time
we'll certainly meet again
good night for now, go safely home
and don't forget the hours we spent together