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Nit lång her (Not long ago)

Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]
Music: HvG/Pohn/Trogbacher/Schartlmüller

it's not long ago
that i dreamed
that i was flying
high above the world
everybody had
everything they needed
nobody was
missing a thing

mhh – a wonderful dream

it's not long ago
late at night
everything around me was quiet and still
suddenly i hear
someone singing somewhere
and i think i know
the melody

is it a waltz
perhaps even from vienna
or from a Hollywood film
that makes everyone cry
is it in me or
can everyone hear it
or is it coming from another star

a long time ago
we were lying there
next to each other in the field
and in a tree
that had just come into leaf
a bird was singing
his simple song

is it the waltz
with a quarter more
that i keep hearing
since that day
is it in me or
can everyone hear it
or is it coming from another star?

I kenn oan (I know someone)

Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]
Music: HvG | Arrangement: Pohn/Trogbacher/Schartlmüller

i know someone who has nothing
having less is impossible
but he can still laugh
and sometimes i laugh with him

i know someone who drinks a lot
every day when he can
just enough that he doesn't fall down
just enough that he can still stand

in the waves
he likes to be
and sometimes
he pulls down a star

i know someone who has everything
she just never has it with her
she has no idea where she put it
and says she can't find it

every day
she's in her waves
and she says
she has to count raindrops

i know someone who knows everything
not much more is possible
knows how to do everything
but never realises anything

i know someone who smokes a lot
every day whenever he can
whatever he can get hold of
goes into his pipe

of all the people
there must be one or two in the world
like you and me
who are missing here
even those in the eternal waves
we always miss them
because nobody is here in vain
and everyone would be missed

Neama bång (Never uneasy)

Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]
Music: HvG | Arrangement: Pohn/Trogbacher/Schartlmüller

when the sun and
the rain
up in the sky
meet sometimes
then the clouds that were once grey
light up
suddenly in
the colours of the rainbow

and i get the feeling
that to my happiness not much is missing

the butterflies that fly
to flowers that are blooming
they fly to you too
because you are like a flower
they stay overnight
and fall asleep with you
and they're still there
when the sun shines

and then i know, yes, then i know
that to my happiness not much is missing

and now i am
and now i am
i am never uneasy
because i know,
because i know,
happiness will come

whence comes love
who gave it to us
yes, who achieves something
like our world
who says that it would be one
and not the other
perhaps it would even
be two of them

i don't need to understand everything
but a little would be nice

Mercedes Benz

Music & Lyrics: Janis Joplin / Michael McClure / Bobby Neuwirth
German lyrics: Hubert von Goisern     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Oh lord, now buy me a Mercedes Benz
I need a car, but a nice one, please
I worked all my life, still there's nothing left
Oh lord, just a Daimler and I'd be content

Oh lord, I just came up with one more thing
I know I'm annoying you and you really don't have to
It just would be nice
If you'd grant me this, too
Oh lord, I ask you for eternal life

Oh lord, now just the halo is missing
It doesn't cost you anything and I would like it
It would be simpler for me, because one thing is certain
With a halo, you have much better success.

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

Neama viel Zeit (Not Much More Time)

Lyrics & Music: Steve Winwood, German Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

climb down from above
and come back to earth
what are you waiting for
you're the reason i've been gone so long
and so far
come, show me what's what

there's not much more time, but still so much to do
but the state I'm in, i won't find my way home without you

climb down alone
and leave your money at home
what are you waiting for
you're the reason i've been gone so long
and so far
come, show me it's possible

there's not much more time, but still so much to do
but the state I'm in, i won't find my way home without you

Lebwohl (Farewell)

Lyrics & Music: Hubert von Goisern [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

there's so much i'd still like to say
but it's so difficult just off the cuff
and because i don't know where i should begin
i'll just say – farewell

i see you leave and there's something light in your step
all you said was that the time had come for something new
but i, i would so love to fall back into your arms
where it was always so wonderfully warm

the letters i wrote you are still here
and the picture of the two of us still stands on my piano
and ever time i look at it, you smile at me like
the day you were at my door

farewell ...

Wann I Durchgeh Durch's Tal (When I Go Through The Valley)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

when i go through the valley
girl, just let out a cry
so that i hear you
perhaps never afterwards
holla reiduli reduli reidulio
holla reiduli reidulio aho

when i whisper and shout
and you don't hear me
then i must understand
that i should carry on my way
holla reiduli reduli reidulio
holla reiduli reidulio aho

and i don't hear you whisper
and i don't hear you shout
yes, you'll be long
gone over the ford
holla reiduli reduli reidulio
holla reiduli reidulio aho

Suach da an åndern (Find someone else)

Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]
Music: HvG/Pohn/Trogbacher/Schartlmüller

down my back
cold runs from the top down to my toes
when i see how you go round and round
in front of me the whole i time i have

no plan at all any more
i'm standing outside myself
i can watch myself and
hear that i'm only talking nonsense

hey ...

how long should i stand here
or can't i leave without you?
tell me, isn't there someone who could help me
i'm standing completely alone, am i in the corner?

and if you think you have me now
and i have nothing to say to anybody
you've really deceived me well, because i can't be had
so easily

hey ...

what must come won't come again
if it has to come again, it'll go wrong
hey ...
don't look at me like that, keep out of my way and
find another idiot

i can tell you right now
what will happen
when someone like you keeps
wiggling their arse in front of me

hey, here comes
a big storm
like when the weather comes down
with thunder and hail

and then when it's over
you don't know if you're coming or going
so let's leave it as it is now
and stop this stupidity

hey ...

Indianer (Indians)

Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]
Music: HvG/Pohn/Trogbacher/Schartlmüller

all around nothing but trees
all around nothing but forest
just a couple of indians
and they're so old,
ancient, ancient, ancient, ancient

they have arrows, they have bows
they have enormous balls
and they think that they must
shoot everyone
without saying a friendly hello

they know everything
they're as sly as the fox
and they talk constantly
it's just that nobody understand them
nothing, absolutely nothing

dugada, dugada, dugada, dugada ...

I versteh di nit (I don't understand you)

Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]
Music: HvG/Pohn/Trogbacher/Schartlmüller

it's something to me
it gets me going
why do i pay for it every time
i do something with you

tell me – does it have to be like this?
hey, i don't understand
it doesn't matter
what you do with me

this can't be so
all this shouting
and when you're screaming
it still won't make it true

this one thing i'll tell you
don't come round to mine
there you stand
you won't get away

i don't understand you unfortunately
i'm probably too stupid
we're standing there in the reeds
if there's a saint or a soul
who feels responsible: then help!

i can't stand it
i'm not built this way
you know exactly
that this isn't working, hey, don't look so dumb

you get at me ...
and i get at you ...

you don't get me
i don't run away
even if you'd like me to
hey, you've really misjudged yourself
na, na, na, na ...
even when you just keep on scratching and
keep on spiting

i don't understand you unfortunately ...

st. mary magdalene, st. dionysius, st. archangel raphael. st. christopher. st. virgilius, st. rita

Heidi hålt mi (Heidi, hold me)

Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]
Music: HvG | Arrangement: Pohn/Trogbacher/Schartlmüller

wouldn't it be fun
isn't it time for us again
before the wine goes sour
let's pour ourselves another

let's have a little music
best of all would be a waltz for dancing
for a little love affair
we need nothing more

heidi ... hold me ...

look, it's getting darker
and the moon is rising
he seems to be smiling
at the two of us

let's not wait
come back to me
alone in your hut
don't be so shy now

heidi ... be happy

Hålt nit ån (Don't stop)

Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern     [ORIGINAL LYRICS]
Music: HvG/Pohn/Trogbacher/Schartlmüller

when i sit by the window and look out
i think it'll soon be time again
for a little fresh air in my nose
and for a few metres, for new people

i couldn't say that there's anything missing
where i am right now
but I'm being pulled away
with the clouds

my feet move of their own accord and the road
starts at my front door
only where it ends
that's what i don't know

when i've packed all my things together
then nothing is too much
i put my hat on and i look for my shoes
with the good new tread

i never have time to say goodbye
i'm up and away, i have to go
i must go
before i change my mind

my feet move of their own accord and the road
starts at my front door
only where it ends
that's what i don't know

don't stop ...

Brenna tuats guat (It Burns Well)

Lyrics: Hubert von Goisern    [VIDEO]   [ORIGINAL LYRICS]
Music: HvG | Arrangement: Pohn/Trogbacher/Schartlmüller

where is the place
where the devil spawns his children
it's the place
where everything comes together
where is the fire
hey, where's the lightning strike
where's the barn
where's the hut that's burning

are we having bad luck or is everything going well
are we falling over or getting attention
are we thin or fat
having bad luck or good
deal the blows, tell the truth
whether we're worried or happy
if we were christians we'd have known
where the devil's wreaking havoc

everyone knows that
money doesn't grow on trees
and neither can you eat
but it burns well
but we stoke up the wheat
and the turnips and the maize
if we keep on stoking
it'll all go to hell

where's the money
that nobody can find
why doesn't anybody have any shame
how come these people are always here
who lie, who hide the truth
and when they don't get what they want
they steal it
the devil should catch these crooks

where's the place
where the devil
spawns his children
where everything comes together
where is the fire
where's the lightning strike
where's the hut
where's the barn that's burning

everyone knows ...

Koa Hiatamadl (Shepherd Girls)

Lyrics & Music: Hubert von Goisern / Wolfgang Staribacher    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Oh my, oh my
When I look at a girl
Then I know for sure
That she's got to be round
And a bit tasty
oh my

My, oh my,
Most of the girls are beanpoles
scrawny and scraggy as you like it
My, oh my,
I could never have one like that

I don't like a shepherd girl
(she) doesn't have fat legs
I like a girl from the city
Who has fat legs

My, oh my
Moni with the red hair
is prettier now than last year
Has just
Not little on the scales

My, oh my
I know Ann-Marie already
and would rather run away from her.
There's nothing on her
Not behind and not from the front

I don't like a shepherd girl
(she) doesn't have fat legs
I like a girl from the city
Who has fat legs

Beautiful are the country dances
Beautiful are the alpine wreaths
Up on your hat
When the accordion plays beautifully

Oben und Unten (Up and Down)

Lyrics & Music: Hubert von 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 ...