‘Gutes kind, Liebes kind’ – Old German Folksong This old German folksong ‘Gutes kind, Liebes kind’ is rarely found in the German communities. It is here sung by Meta Neuendorff who I recorded in 1997. Meta was then aged 93 years and learnt this song from her ‘mutter’ as a […]
‘In dem Jahre Sechs und Sechsig’ – Old German Song (Recorded at Minden-Lockyer Valley in November 1998) This old German song is both sung and played, on button accordion, by Norm Boughen, Minden. Norm knew many old German songs from the Lockyer valley. This song about the ‘little and the […]
Ach der Liebe Augustine – German Song sung by Carol Wernowski My friend Carol Wernowski of Boonah plays button accordion, sings hillbilly and old-time songs and entertains extensively. Together with her late father, Cyril, Carol and her Dad were known as ‘The Carter Family of the fassifern’. Carol is one […]
Old German Song – Hamburg ist ein Schones Stadtchen This old German folksong is here first played on the Club (two-and-a-half row) button accordion and then sung in German by ercy Spann of Rosevale, Fassifern Valley. Percy was a farmer, a fine accordion player and knew many old German songs […]
Kartoffeln und Leberwurst – German Song Percy Spann, farmer and musician from Roadvale, Fassifern Valley, sings and plays (on banjo mandolin) the old German folksong ‘Kartoffeln und Leberwurst (potatoes and liverwurst). Percy sang a number of German songs and played many old German and regional dance tunes on his Club […]
HiLi HiLo – Old German Folksong Here is the old German folksong ‘HiLi HiLo’ sung by Norm Boughen of Minden, Lockyer Valley. An old German favourite. Press Play for song preview.
Lot ist Tod – Old German Song ‘Lot ist Tod’ (Lot is Dead) is an old German folksong – popular as both a ditty style song and as an accordion dance tune amongst the pioneer German settlers. This version, collected from Marburg, is sung by Meta Neuendorff and played on […]
(Recorded Munduberra – 6 November 1992) Performed by Vera Woolf and her brother Alf Kuhn (on guitar) this duo sings the old German favourite Trinken immer eine Tropchen (Have Another Drink). This song was a real favourite throughout the rural German communities of southern Queensland. Press Play for song preview.
This low German song was a popular ‘wedding toast’ song found in the Lockyer Valley and Maryborough areas amongst the German communities. This example is spoken then sung and played on the squeezebox. No mentions of this song in German archives. Perhaps it is a good example of a unique […]
This popular little German song was sung to me by Vera Woolf of Munduberra. Vera learnt this song from the older members of the German community in the central Burnett. Press Play for song preview.