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Ich komme schon durch manche Land

Language: Multiple Languages

Ich komme schon durch [manche]1 Land,
[Avecque]2 la marmotte,
Und immer was zu essen fand
Avecque la marmotte,
Avecque si, avecque la,
Avecque la marmotte.

Ich hab' gesehn gar manchen Herrn, 
Avecque la marmotte,
Der hätt die Jungfern gar zu gern,
Avecque la marmotte,
Avecque si, avecque la,
Avecque la marmotte.

Hab' auch gesehn die Jungfer schön,
Avecque la marmotte,
Die täte nach mir Kleinem sehn,
Avecque la marmotte,
Avecque si, avecque la,
Avecque la marmotte.

Nun laßt mich nicht so gehn, ihr Herrn,
Avecque la marmotte,
Die Burschen essen und trinken gern,
Avecque la marmotte,
Avecque si, avecque la,
Avecque la marmotte.


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Note: Marmots were often used by travelling musicians with hurdy-gurdies to perform various tricks.

1 In some editions and catalogues, "manches"
2 sometimes spelled "avec que", passim.

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Marmot", copyright ©
  • RUS Russian (Русский) (Anonymous/Unidentified Artist) , 19th century, title 1: "Сурок"
  • FRE French (Français) (Angelika Frenzel) , title 1: "Marmotte", copyright © 2003, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "Marmotte", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De marmot", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • IRI Irish (Gaelic) (Gabriel Rosenstock) , title 1: "Luch shléibhe", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Marmota", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

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Language: French (Français) after the Multiple Languages

 Je traverse plusieurs pays
 "avecque la marmotte"
 Et j'ai toujours trouvé quelque chose à manger
 "avecque la marmotte"...
 Avec que sí, avec que là,
 Avec que la marmotte.

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