If He Grows Oats and Barley and Beans (Pennsylvania Dutch)

“If He Grows Oats and Barley and Beans” Sheet Music (pdf).
“If He Grows Oats and Barley and Beans” (in Pennsylvania Dutch) Karaoke (midi with lyrics).
“If He Grows Oats and Barley and Beans” (in English) Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

A Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Song.
A Song of the Farm.


Wu Hawwer un Buhne un Gaschde wachse,
We Hawwer un Buhne un Gaschde wachse,
Siss nimmand so gut, so gut ass en Bauer,
Wu Hawwer un Buhne un Gaschde wachse!

Wann der Bauer sei Soot geseet
Un seine Hend in die Seit gelegt,
Der Fuss gestampt un die Hend geblatscht,
Sich rum gedreht un die Meed gewatscht!

Iss des net un verdolldes Ding—
Ass ich so glee un grutrich bun?
Glee un grutzrich un gaar net schee—
So gehn ich un loss die Meetscher gehen!

Ei, ei, ei, sell kann ich yo aa!
Ich hab sie gefrogt am Samschdaag Nacht,
Am Samschdaag Nacht, die Nacht defor,
Ass sie ken annerer liewe soll,
Ass sie ken annerer liewe soll!


If he grows oats and barley and beans,
If he grows oats and barley and beans,
There’s no one so good, so good as a farmer,
If he grows oats and barley and beans.

When the farmer his seed has sown,
He goes to the tavern and dances alone.
He stamps his foot and claps his hand
And finds the girls in much demand!

“Isn’t it a confounded shame
That I’m so little and runty and lame?
Little and runty and ugly to boot,
For me the girls don’t give a hoot!”

“Ei, ei, ei, did I do right?
I asked my girlfriend Saturday night,
Saturday night, if she would see
No other lover but little old me,
No other lover but little old me!”


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