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Der Dudelmoser (English translation)

  • Artist: Dschinghis Khan
  • Song: Der Dudelmoser
  • Translations: English
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Dudelmoser

Everybody said he'd look like king Ludwig (1)
And all the girls had a crush on him
They rumored, he often led them up to the mountain
And told them on his way through the forest:
Listen up, they call me Dudelmoser
Dudel dudel dudel di deiwill (2)
If a man up here can't be a hunter
He gotta be a poacher
Hei hei hei
 
(REF 1:)
On mountain pastures, there's no sin
Blessed whoever believes it
Just wait til nightfall
Everything goes !
On mountain pastures, there's no sin
But never go alone by night
For many a beautiful young girl
Never returned home
 
Nobody knew where he was from
Nobody knew him at all
But they locked up all the girls inside
And in the dark they could see his wild eyes aglow
But the girls said "He looks dandy"
And secretly sneaked away to Dudelmoser
Dudel dudel dudel di dei
But when the mountaintop turned dark
They quickly ran back home
Hei hei hei
 
(REF 1:)
On mountain pastures, there's no sin
Blessed whoever believes it
Just wait til nightfall
Everything goes !
On mountain pastures, there's no sin
But never go alone by night
For many a beautiful young girl
Never returned home
 
But the women and daughters climbed up the hill
And came back, smiling blissfully
And the preacher said "It's all the devil's handiwork"
And the mayor: "How fortunate...
The tourists keep coming thanks to Dudelmoser
Dudel dudel dudel di dei
They buy beer, hats and Lederhosen
This can never be a sin"
No no no...
 
(REF 2:)(2x)
On mountain pastures, there's no sin
There's only the ways of nature
But love up there, that's just the way it is
Is nicer than down in the valley
On mountain pastures, there's no sin
Every child knows that
When people are happy
It can never be a sin
 
His brother's name was Jubal; he was the father of all
who play stringed instruments and pipes. (Genesis 4:21)
Submitted by SaintMarkSaintMark on Wed, 03/05/2017 - 14:51
Added in reply to request by Zarina01Zarina01
Author's comments:

TL mine
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Dudelmoser, a nickname, is made up from two bits, "dudeln" means "to sloppily play an instrument" (especially a flute), and Moser is a common bavarian and austrian surname.
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(1) Ludwig II of bavaria, a womanizer. called the swan king or fairy tale king.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_II_of_Bavaria
(2) a nonsensical expression of delight
(3) Alm, mountain pastures where cows are kept

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