Auf der Lüneburger Heide

This is one of our favorite upbeat songs. We performed this at the 2009 Kommers in Kenosha. Here is the text of the song and some information about it. Much of the information has been gleaned from the Wikipedia sources.

1. Auf der Lüneburger Heide
In dem wunderschönen Land
Ging ich auf und ging ich nieder
Allerlei am Weg ich fand
Valleri Vallera ha ha ha

Und Juheirassa 😐
Bester Schatz 😐
Denn du weißt 😐 es ja

2. Brüder laßt die Gläser klingen
Denn der Muskateller Wein
Wird vom langen Stehen sauer
Ausgetrunken muß er sein
Valleri . . .

3. Und die Bracken und die bellen
Und die Büchse und die knallt
Rote Hirsche woll’n wir jagen
In dem grünen, grünen Wald
Valleri . . .

4. Ei du Hübsche, ei du Feine
Ei du Bild wie Milch und Blut
Unsere Herzen woll’n wir tauschen
Denn du glaubst nicht wie das tut
Valleri . . .

1. On the Lüneburg Heath
In that beautiful land
I go up and I go down
All sorts on the way I find
Valleri Vallera ha ha ha

And yoohirassah 😐
Dearest love 😐
For you know 😐 it sure

2. Brothers let our glasses clink
For the Muscateller wine
Will get sour from standing too long
Every drop must be drunk up
Valleri . . .

3. Hear the bracken and the barking
And the rifle and the shot
We are off to hunt red deer
In the woods and forests green
Valleri . . .

4. Oh my beauty, oh my fair one
With your face of lilies and roses
How we want to swap our hearts
For you don’t know what it means
Valleri . . .

The song was composed in 1912 by Ludwig Rahlfs based on a poem from the collection Der kleine Rosengarten (“The Little Rose Garden”) by Hermann Löns. Löns final resting place is in the Lüneburg Heath near Walsrode.

Here is our 2009 performance.


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About Morris

Sang with Madison Maennerchor many years between 1995 and 2012. Currently sing with UW Madison Choral Union and Madison Symphony Chorus. Played violin in Verona Community Theater productions since 1997.

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