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An ä Bergli bin i gesässe

Language: Swiss German (Schwizerdütsch) after the Swiss German (Schwizerdütsch)

An ä Bergli bin i gesässe,
Nach die Vögli hab i geschaut:
Han gesunge, han gepfiffe,
Han Nestli dran gebaut.

Auf ä Wiesli bin i gegange,
Nach die Imbli hab i geschaut:
Han gesummet, han gebrummet,
Han Zelli gebaut.

In ä Gärtli hab i gestanne,
Lugt die Schmetterlinge an;
Han gesoge, han gepfloge,
Gar zu schön hans getan.

Da kommt nu mei Hänsli, dem zeig i
Gar so froh, wie sie es mache,
Und mir lache, mir lache
Und machens a so.

Submitted by Ferdinando Albeggiani and Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

The text shown is a variant of another text.

It is based on

  • a text in Swiss German (Schwizerdütsch) by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832), "Schweizerlied", written 1811, first published 1815 DUT ENG ENG FRE
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Carl Blum, Gottfried Emil Fischer, Robert Franz, George Henschel, Ferdinand von Hiller, Adolf Jensen, Johann Lewalter, August Ludwig, Carl Lührss, Edward Alexander MacDowell, Franz Otto, Johann Friedrich Reichardt, Heinrich von Sahr, Franz Peter Schubert, Friedrich Silcher, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Anton Urspruch, Karl Friedrich Zelter. Go to the text.

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Text added to the website: 2006-10-03 00:00:00.

Last modified: 2017-09-22 12:34:32

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