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Language: Swiss German (Schwizerdütsch)

Mer händ e Trotte zmitts im Dorf,
Wo Wi i Ströme schwillt;
Drum wämmer tapfer löte,
Bis d'Chueh e Batze gilt! 

Es macht is jo kes Loch i Chopf,
Wenn's Wibervölchli schilt;
Drum wämmer tapfer löte,
Bis d'Chueh e Batze gilt!

En andre schlüf mira i's Bett,
En andre schlarpet z'Chilt;
Hergäge mir wänd löte,
Bis d'Chueh e Batze gilt!

Trink us, du chächi Männeschar!
Schäk i!  Trink us!  Es gilt!
Jetz wämmer tapfer löte,
Bis d'Chueh e Batze gilt!

Confirmed with Adolf Frey, Duss und underm Rafe. Füfzg Schwizerliedli, zweite Auflage, Frauenfeld: J. Huber, 1899. Appears in Lachen, page 61.

Submitted by Melanie Trumbull


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