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TRAD II

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De Gamserln (The Chamois)

Music / Lyrics: Trad
Arrangement: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

The chamois black and brown
They're so nice to look at
And if you want to shoot them
You must dare to venture upwards

They get you in the wind quickly
And are away in a flash
They begin to whistle
And are gone

Huidiridulie, but chamois don't move
Huidiridulie, that you don't fall down
Huidiridulie, but look at the little rascals
Huidiridulie, they're already all gone

And as I saw recently
there were sixteen of them
moving upwards over the ridge
Which totally thrilled me

I duck down
And let my rifle bang
And as I look towards them
they fell and came tumbling down

Huidiridulie...

The chamois pink-purple
they wear a pair of sunglasses
They're sweet like marzipan
And taste like vanilla

The chamois green and red
Yes, they've been dead a long time
Because we shot them
in our desperate need

Da Insrige (Ours)

Music / Lyrics: Trad
Arrangement: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Yes, boys go dancing
Otherwise you get eaten by the bedbugs
Otherwise you get eaten by fleas
just what kind a guys are you?

Yes, noodle in the soup, noodle in the soup
go out at night and home in the morning
Noodle in the soup, noodle in the soup
Home in the morning

Yes, come sit close to me You beautiful girl
But careful that you don't cut yourself
on my hunting knife

Yes, that I don't like you at all
That I don't say
But if you were a bit more beautiful
That wouldn't hurt at all

Now, just keep, just keep
just keep still
if you wriggle [under the covers] all the time
We'll again have no covers anymore

In's Birig (Into The Mountains)

Music / Lyrics: Trad
Arrangement: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Today we must go into the mountains
The wind isn't blowing, the weather is beautiful
The nights are so beautifully bright and clear
this year will never be more beautiful

Yes, there is a great choice of chamois
Today we certainly get lucky
Even six aren't too many at all
if luck allows us to do it

I climb ahead, you follow me well
don't be too loud and don't fart
Once we're up there on the ridge
I'll show you your shooting positions

Yes, I climb up the mountain fast
So they don't smell me in the wind
They will certainly all come moving in
through the slope of tumbled rocks

Everything is so quiet like eternal peace
nothing but the dairymaid's bell-cow
you can hear faintly up here on the ridge
where we stood waiting for three hours

Yes now they start loosening rocks
The dust starts to fly away
hunters look over towards the slope
Now they're certainly coming

Wiederum Dahin (Leaving Again)

Music / Lyrics: Trad
Arrangement: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

and again we are leaving now
there's no staying home
what good would do me my unmarried state
to be sad would be a disgrace for me
there's plenty of time to be sad
But going to the meadow has long been my joy
During the beautiful springtime

And now I go up to the meadow
Well, how will I like the dairymaid
Well, hello from the heart my boy
Visiting me again today
I'd be happy if you stayed here
there's also plenty to eat
and a sheaf of straw to lay down on

And we sit here in front of the door
Yes watching how beautifully the cows are grazing
The dairymaid sits next to me
What could be more pleasant
And she sings me a song full of joy
and the echo is bounced off the rock walls
Where the cuckoo calls so beautifully

And now we go into the hut
The dairymaid talked very kindly
We sit together next to the stove
The conversation did not go on for long
Nothing new there, she cooked a meal
and threw six eggs into the lard
That I would be strong for the mating

It is very different on the meadow, my boy
You can hang your trousers up in peace
You need not fear any dogs or roosters
You can come and go as you please
You must only worry about one thing
Soon the day begins, you must worry
That you just get home to start mowing (bloody mowing!)

'S Büscherl (The Bouquet)

Music / Lyrics: Trad
Arrangement: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

I'll buy you a beautiful bouquet
I would give you a good kiss
When you, over the path,
will walk home with me

And the bell has struck one
at two in the morning
so I spent another hour
together with my girl

And I didn't talk to her
And she didn't say anything to me
But I heard her heart beating
how I enjoyed being with her

Abend Spat (Late Evening)

Music / Lyrics: Trad
Arrangement: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Once upon a time late in the evening
It was a wonderful night
The stars in the sky light up so brightly
It was a delightful splendour

Suddenly it occurs to me in my heart
Today I want to be with my darling

And no matter how far the way is
I could not bear not to go to her tonight

Halt Oder (Stop, Or...)

Music / Lyrics: Trad
Arrangement: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

How lucky, we farmers have oxen, have cows
For the girls, nobody has more courage than us

What is it with us farmers, how long will it be
How long will it be until we will be like the noblemen

We are not of a farmer and not of an inn-keeper
but nevertheless we have never died of thirst yet

Eiszapfen (Icicles)

Music / Lyrics: Trad
Arrangement: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

Recently I burned icicles the whole night
Nobody noticed that those were not wax candles

Recently I covered my house with gingerbread
Now the girls come and eat it all

Now I have 3 girls, 3 girls to love
If they knew about each other, they would attack me
So that everything stays that way I occasionally have to lie to them
Because who wants to lose three girls to love

Schützenmarsch (Shooters' March)

Music / Lyrics: Trad
Arrangement: Hubert von Goisern    [ORIGINAL LYRICS]

today we'll have fun
today we'll have a celebration
today we'll eat well
and have a dance too

dumplings in the pot, dumplings in the pot
today we'll make merry
dumplings in the pot, dumplings in the pot
merry it will be

but stick together, stick together
there's no sin today
i've looked at the calendar
and today the wind is blowing