The Tree in the Woodland Green (Pennsylvania Dutch)

“The Tree in the Woodland Green” Sheet Music (pdf).
“The Tree in the Woodland Green” (in Pennsylvania Dutch) Karaoke (midi with lyrics).
“The Tree in the Woodland Green” (in English) Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

A Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Song.
A Song of Childhood.


Doo schteht der Bierebaam.
Bierebaam, schlack aus!

Was iss dann an demm sellsamm Baam?
En scheenes grienes Nascht.
Nascht am Baam,
Baam in de Heh
Im griene Waldee!

Doo schteht der Bierebaam.
Bierebaam, schlack aus!

Was iss dann an demm sellsamm Nascht?
En scheenes gleenes Nescht.
Nescht am Nascht,
Nascht am Baam,
Baam in de Heh
Im griene Waldee!

Doo schteht der Bierebaam.
Bierebaam, schlack aus!

Was iss dann an demm sellsamm Nescht?
En scheenes grienes Oi.
Oi im Nescht,
Nescht am Nascht,
Nascht am Baam,
Baam in de Heh
Im griene Waldee!

Doo schteht der Bierebaam.
Bierebaam, schlack aus!

Was iss dann an demm grienen Oi?
En scheenes geeles Dodder.
Dodder im Oi,
Oi im Nescht,
Nescht am Nascht,
Nascht am Baam,
Baam in de Heh
Im griene Waldee!

Doo schteht der Bierebaam.
Bierebaam, schlack aus!

Was iss dann an demm geelen Dodder?
En scheener gleener Voggel.
Voggel im Dodder,
Dodder im Oi,
Oi im Nescht,
Nescht am Nascht,
Nascht am Baam,
Baam in de Heh
Im griene Waldee!

Doo schteht der Bierebaam.
Bierebaam, schlack aus!

Was iss dann an demm gleener Voggel?
En scheeni roodi Fedder.
Fedder am Voggel,
Voggel im Dodder,
Dodder im Oi,
Oi im Nescht,
Nescht am Nascht,
Nascht am Baam,
Baam in de Heh
Im griene Waldee!

Doo schteht der Bierebaam.
Bierebaam, schlack aus!

Was iss dann an demm roode Fedder?
En Gottverdammti Laus!
Laus am Fedder,
Fedder am Voggel,
Voggel im Dodder,
Dodder im Oi,
Oi im Nescht,
Nescht am Nascht,
Nascht am Baam,
Baam in de Heh
Im griene Waldee!

Doo schteht der Bierebaam.
Bierebaam, schlack aus!


Here stands the dear pear tree.
Dear pear tree, come bloom!

What is then on that dear pear tree?
A pretty, dark-green branch.
Branch on the tree,
Tree to be seen
In the woodland green!

Here stands the dear pear tree.
Dear pear tree, come bloom!

What is then on that pretty, dark-green branch?
A pretty, little nest.
Nest on the branch,
Branch on the tree,
Tree to be seen
In the woodland green!

Here stands the dear pear tree.
Dear pear tree, come bloom!

What is then in that pretty, little nest?
A pretty, light-green egg.
Egg in the nest,
Nest on the branch,
Branch on the tree,
Tree to be seen
In the woodland green!

Here stands the dear pear tree.
Dear pear tree, come bloom!

What is then in that pretty, little egg?
A pretty, yellow yolk.
Yolk in the egg,
Egg in the nest,
Nest on the branch,
Branch on the tree,
Tree to be seen
In the woodland green!

Here stands the dear pear tree.
Dear pear tree, come bloom!

What is then in that pretty, little yolk?
A pretty, little bird.
Bird in the yolk,
Yolk in the egg,
Egg in the nest,
Nest on the branch,
Branch on the tree,
Tree to be seen
In the woodland green!

Here stands the dear pear tree.
Dear pear tree, come bloom!

What is then on that pretty, little bird?
A pretty, little feather.
Feather on the bird,
Bird in the yolk,
Yolk in the egg,
Egg in the nest,
Nest on the branch,
Branch on the tree,
Tree to be seen
In the woodland green!

Here stands the dear pear tree.
Dear pear tree, come bloom!

What is then on that pretty little feather?
A goddamn louse!
Louse on the feather,
Feather on the bird,
Bird in the yolk,
Yolk in the egg,
Egg in the nest,
Nest on the branch,
Branch on the tree,
Tree to be seen
In the woodland green!

Here stands the dear pear tree.
Dear pear tree, come bloom!


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