by Julius Wolff (1834 - 1910)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Linken Fuß voran gesetzt
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Linken Fuß [voran gesetzt]1,
Schleifet nach den rechten,
Dreht euch auf der Stelle jetzt,
Daß sich Ringe flechten.
Weiter so
Frisch und froh!
Erst im Zuge,
Bald im Fluge,
Uchherrjeh und Achherrjeh!
Druckt der Schuh, thut's Füßchen weh.

Lasset los und seht euch an
Beide mit dem Rücken,
Schnell herum! euch wieder dann
Arm in Arm zu drücken.
Lacht und blickt,
Fangt geschickt,
Und dann wirbelt,
Bis euch schwirbelt,
Uchherrjeh und Achherrjeh!
Drückt der Schuh, thut's Füßchen weh.

Hoch die Hände! höher noch!
Daß das nächste Pärchen
Schlüpft gebückt durch's offne Joch
Und sich krümmt kein Härchen.
Friedel kniet,
Liebchen zieht
Um ihn Kreise
Rund im Gleise,
Uchherrjeh und Achherrjeh!
Drückt der Schuh, thut's Füßchen weh.

Burschen, macht das Mädel warm, 
Faßt es fest ums Mieder, 
Schwingt es hoch mit starkem Arm, 
Setzt es glimpflich nieder. 
Und es muß 
Einen Kuß 
Euch in Ehren 
Keine wehren, 
Uchherrjeh und Achherrjeh! 
Drückt der Schuh, thut's Füßchen weh.

Mädels, was auch platzt und reißt, 
Mutter näht's geschwinde, 
Die weiß auch, was tanzen heißt 
Pfingsten bei der Linde. 
Löset gar 
Sich das Haar, 
Laßt es fliegen 
Und sich wiegen, 
Uchherrjeh und Achherrjeh! 
Fußchen thut beim Tanz nicht weh.

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Confirmed with Julius Wolff, Singuf. Rattenfängerlieder, Siebzehntes Tausend, Berlin: G. Grote'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1887, pages 123-124.

1 Pache: "voraus gesetzt"; Naubert: "vorangesetzt"; further changes may exist not noted.

Authorship

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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

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Left foot placed in front
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Left foot placed in front,
The right one slid behind,
Turn on the spot now,
So that rings are woven.
Go on thus
Briskly and merrily!
First all in a row,
Then swiftly,
Hip-hooray and hop-hooray!
If the shoe pinches, your foot hurts.

Let go and face each other
Both with your backs,
Quickly turn! Then again to press
Each other arm in arm.
Laugh and look,
Deftly catch each other,
And then twirl
Until you grow dizzy,
Hip-hooray and hop-hooray!
If the shoe pinches, your foot hurts.

Lift your hands! higher yet!
So that the next pair
Can bow and slip through the open arch
And not harm a hair on their head.
Friedel kneels,
The darling spins
Around him
In a circle,
Hip-hooray and hop-hooray!
If the shoe pinches, your foot hurts.

Lad, cause the girl to become heated,
Clasp her around her bodice,
Swing her high with your strong arm,
Set her down gently,
And in good honour,
No girl may
Deny you
Kisses,
Hip-hooray and hop-hooray!
If the shoe pinches, your foot hurts.

Girls, whatever may split and rip,
Mother shall quickly sew it up,
She, too, knows what it means to dance
At Whitsun by the linden tree.
Even if
Your hair is loosened,
Let it fly
And wave about,
Hip-hooray and hop-hooray!
If the shoe pinches, your foot hurts.

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Translations of title(s):
"Altdeutsches Tanzlied" = "Old German dancing song"
"Hoppeldey" = "Hoppeldey"
"Hoppoldey" = "Hoppoldey"


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