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Über d' Alma (Over the meadows)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

over the meadows, over the meadows
over the meadows leads the path, oh yes
boy, if you come out to me at night
then throw a little stone up on to my roof.

and the girl slept through it
didn't hear the little stone, oh yes.
and when she woke up
she cried her eyes out.

Zilln übern See (Barge Over The Lake)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

we're rowing our barge over the lake, over the lake,
and catching fishes hurray, yes, hurray.
but fish down there take good care, take good care
or you'll be swimming in my frying pan tonight.

but fisherman, in the pan to be put, to be put
i'm just too small, too small
i beg you, spare my life, my young life
i'm so dry and full of bones.

so back in the lake I threw him in, threw him in,
the little fish swam off, full of joy, full of joy
but i'll catch you again in a year, in a year
when i go out onto the lake again

Hahnpfalz (Capercaillie Courting Display)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

boy, if you want to see the birds' display,
you must get up early
you must be up before the break of day
hollere diri diri-dulio
diri hollarei-dulio
you must be up before the break of day.

the clock has struck one,
the clock has struck two
three and four will strike, too
hollere diri diri-dulio
diri hollarei-dulio
yes, three and four have struck now, too.

a cockbird like that,
now that's a bird,
it's a beautiful creature
hollere diri diri-dulio
diri hollarei-dulio
yes, it's a beautiful creature.

he's got two black
and white bent feathers
and i just like them a lot
hollere diri diri-dulio
diri hollarei-dulio
yes, and i like them a lot

Von Der Hohen Alm (From The High Meadow)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

from the high meadow to the lower meadow,
from the lower meadow to the cow shelter,
from the shelter to my dear girl
over the hillside leads the path

and you know my little hut
and you know all of my cows
and by the window lies the key,
boy, if you want to come to me

farewell, you beautiful hut
farewell, you beautiful meadow
farewell, you lovely girl
i could have really fallen for you

Rote Wand (Red Wall)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

holla-radi-eldi
the girl shouted hurray
holla-radi-eldi
is there no boy
holla-radi-eldi
who'd take over for me today
holla-radi-eldi
the picking of cherries from the tree

yodel

holla-radi-eldi
up on the red wall
holla-radi-eldi
i've discovered a hunter
holla-radi-eldi
who looks down at me
holla-radi-eldi
from the red wall

yodel

holla-radi-eldi
we're not going home today
holla-radi-eldi
the black man is at home
holla-radi-eldi
he looks like the devil
holla-radi-eldi
don't dare go home

D'Schwoagrin (The Dairymaid)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

dairymaid, get up
day is starting to break
your cows and calves
are already grazing in the meadow

dairymaid, get up
look at the beauty around you
look, we have it all to ourselves up here
it's still dark down in the valley

no, no, I'm not getting up
you'll have to take me down to the valley
my cows and calves
will get another dairymaid

Schau, Schau Wias Regna Tuat (Look, Look How It's Raining)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

look, look how it's raining
look, look it's pouring, pouring down
just look, look how the water
falls from the roof

the sky is full of stars
but girl i like you
i have no peace, i have no rest
you are my love

but girl, don't pull away
when i give you a kiss
your eyes should be kind
when i tell you like you

Dirndl Woasst Nu Den Bam (Girl, You Know The Tree)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

girl you know the tree
where we came together
there in the winter snow
grows a red rose up high

you foolish boy
you're full of nonsense
so how in winter can
a rose grow

you always talk of liking me
you always talk of love, of love
you always talk of bird-catching
and i don't see any flying

you always talk of leaving
of taking a holiday
i will soon leave
and never return

girl, you know the tree
where we came together
boy, you know the bough
where you gave me the first kiss

Dirndl Mach Auf (Girl, Open Up)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

girl, open up, or don't you know me?
or is this not your window?
or is this not your window?

indeed, boy, indeed, of course i know you
you're my boy, you'd like to be my husband
but you're drunk, i can see it

i'm drunk, that's the wine
girl, open up and let me in
girl, open up and let me in

no, boy, no, no, i'm not letting you in
you could be my undoing tonight
you could be my undoing tonight

and even if i'm your undoing tonight
i'm ready to marry you
i'm ready to marry you

and even if you're ready to marry me,
i'm ready to send you packing
i'm ready to send you packing

if you're ready to send me packing,
then i'm ready to say you're not worth a shit
i'm ready to say you're not worth a shit

boy, no, no, no, don't go away
hey boy - don't leave me
or the baby won't have a father

Da Summa Is Aussi (The Summer Is Over)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

the summer is over
to the valley i must go
fare you well, beautiful meadows,
fare you well a thousand times.

it's already quiet
yes, the birds sing no more
yes, and the wind is blowing
from wetterstein mountain.

you cliffs and you mountains,
fare you all well,
you thousand lovely flowers,
so sweet and so dear.

my hut, my little hut
yes, is so fixed in my mind
yes, where i often sad
and happy have been.

as hard as it is today
it has never been before
as if i must today see my hut
for the last time.

and should i soon
go to the ground and to peace
yes, then cover me with stones from the hills
and flowers from the meadows.

Stadltür (Barn Door)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

he who doesn't like brown beer
is going to a cold grave
but i don't want to be ill
waitress, give me one!

one, two three, four, just hold still
so that you don't fall over
as we go down the field of oats,
it gets a little bit slippy!

farmer's wife makes a grumpy face
if the girl breaks a mug
makes such a din,
because of the old cup!

one, two three, four ...

behind the door of my barn
sits an old musketeer
plays his double bass
which has no strings in place!

one, two three, four ...

A Goiserer Jaga (A Goiserer Hunter)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

now, in the rocky gully the snow is clearing,
the sweetest grass grows there, the best game fodder
now, everyone knows that there are chamois there
but no hunter dares to go up there, only a poacher

mocking yodel

now, a hunter from Goisern who's called "9 weeks",
he's really hot on catching poachers,
but he often has to run away, crashing through the branches
with his rucksack bashing into his back.

mocking yodel

now, the summit-hunter is a dashing guy,
wearing his grey jacket with the green trimmings on it
the jacket is already ripped and torn but not yet paid for.
if I was him, that would be too much for me

mocking yodel

Landler (Country Dance)

Trad | Arr: Hubert von Goisern      [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

dancing a country dance
we go round and round
at home the mice run
around in our wallets

don't wiggle like that, don't waggle like that
in behind my bed
for you'll spill my chamber pot
don't you see it there?

we've had fights, we've poached the game,
loved the girls in the fields
hunted chamois in the mountains
just didn't go to school

boys, stand round in a circle
i 'll tell you what i know
light up a pipe
those who can smoke it

the full moon shines so bright
above the rooftops
you think no-one's coming
but then comes the neighbour's clapper

the brewer brings beer from around the world
the landlord serves it for money
the peasants like to have a sup
till they can't stand up

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