Rye-A, Rye-A, Riddy-Oh (Pennsylvania Dutch)

“Rye-A, Rye-A, Riddy-Oh” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Rye-A, Rye-A, Riddy-Oh” (Pennsylvania Dutch) Karaoke (midi with lyrics).
“Rye-A, Rye-A, Riddy-Oh” (English) Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

A Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Song.
A Song of the Snitzing Party.


Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo! Kummt emoll doo riwwer!
Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo! Kummt emoll doo riwwer!

Was soll ich dann do hiwwe duh? Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Was soll ich dann do hiwwe duh? Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Ei mer wolle schloofe! Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Ei mer wolle schloofe! Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Ach denkscht du dann mer kennde? Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Ach denkscht du dann mer kennde? Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Mer wolle’s moll browiere! Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Mer wolle’s moll browiere! Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Wann kummscht du dann moll wieder? Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Wann kummscht du dann moll wieder? Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Heit iwwer acht odder vazeh Daag. Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Heit iwwer acht odder vazeh Daag. Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Kummscht du dann gefaahre? Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Kummscht du dann gefaahre? Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Ach nein, ich hab ken Weegli! Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Ach nein, ich hab ken Weegli! Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Du musscht der ewwe eens lehne! Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Du musscht der ewwe eens lehne! Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Kann ewwe kens gelehnt griegge! Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Kann ewwe kens gelehnt griegge! Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Kummscht du dann geridde? Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Kummscht du dann geridde? Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Ach nein, ich hab ken Geili! Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Ach nein, ich hab ken Geili! Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Du musscht der awwer eener lehne! Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Du musscht der awwer eener lehne! Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Kann ewwe kenner gelehnt griegge! Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Kann ewwe kenner gelehnt griegge! Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Kummscht du dann geloffe? Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Kummscht du dann geloffe? Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Ach ya, ich kumm geloffe! Rei-e, rei-e, riddie-oo!
Ach ya, ich kumm geloffe! Rei-e, riddie-oo!

Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh! Won’t you please come over here?
Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh! Won’t you please come over here?

What should I do now that I am here? Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
What should I do now that I am here? Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Oh, we shall sit here side by side! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Oh, we shall sit here side by side! Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Oh, do you think it can be done? Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Oh, do you think it can be done? Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Come, my dear, and let us try! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Come, my dear, and let us try! Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Ah, when shall we come here again? Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Ah, when shall we come here again? Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Maybe seven or forty days. Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Maybe seven or forty days. Rye-a, riddy-oh!

I hope you’ll come a-driving! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
I hope you’ll come a-driving! Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Oh, no, I even have no gig! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Oh, no, I even have no gig! Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Oh, you must go and borrow one! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Oh, you must go and borrow one! Rye-a, riddy-oh!

I simply cannot borrow one! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
I simply cannot borrow one! Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Ah, will you then come a-riding? Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Ah, will you then come a-riding? Rye-a, riddy-oh!

I cannot ride; I’ve got no horse! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
I cannot ride; I’ve got no horse! Rye-a, riddy-oh!

You must go and borrow one! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
You must go and borrow one! Rye-a, riddy-oh!

I simply cannot borrow one! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
I simply cannot borrow one! Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Oh, will you then come a-walking? Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Oh, will you then come a-walking? Rye-a, riddy-oh!

Ah, yes, I’ll come a-walking! Rye-a, rye-a, riddy-oh!
Ah, yes, I’ll come a-walking! Rye-a, riddy-oh!


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