Does anyone know the words of the old geman song Ach du lieber Augstin?

I remember hearing it on the radio before I started school. Yes we had radio in the early 1930s I can't get that tune out of my head.

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  • 7 years ago
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    Ach, du lieber Augustin,

    Augustin, Augustin,

    Ach, du lieber Augustin,

    Alles ist hin!

    Geld ist hin, Mädl ist hin,

    Alles ist hin, Augustin!

    Ach, du lieber Augustin,

    Alles ist hin!

    Rock ist weg, Stock ist weg,

    Augustin liegt im Dreck.

    Ach, du lieber Augustin,

    Alles ist hin!

    Und selbst das reiche Wien,

    Hin ist's wie Augustin;

    Weint mit mir im gleichen Sinn,

    Alles ist hin!

    Jeder Tag war ein Fest,

    Jetzt haben wir die Pest!

    Nur ein großes Leichenfest,

    Das ist der Rest.

    Augustin, Augustin,

    Leg' nur ins Grab dich hin!

    Ach, du lieber Augustin,

    Alles ist hin!

  • St N
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    I remember that "Alles ist hin" and that in subsequent versus a bunch of stuff was "weg" but that is where my memory ends. I think the song was similar in concept to that poor little Alouette that was plucked into non existence. I also think that the song was about the tribulations of Saint Augustine.

    I just searched it on Wikipedia and found out I'm wrong about the saint. Here is the link to the words.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ach_du_Lieber_Augusti...

  • S
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    It's good to see you back on Old Fart. Sorry I can't help with the German. Hopefully somebody can give you a direct answer. The site below may help you. Or maybe even Google Translate if you can find the words in German and it may be close.

    http://www.wikihow.com/Find-an-English-Translation...

    EDIT': Here is Taylor's German translated by Google.

    Oh, my dear friend Augustin,

    Augustin, Augustin,

    Oh, my dear friend Augustin,

    Everything is gone!

    Money is gone, girlfriend is gone,

    Everything is gone, Augustin!

    Oh, my dear friend Augustin,

    Everything is gone!

    Rock is gone, staff is gone,

    Augustine is in the dirt.

    Oh, my dear friend Augustin,

    Everything is gone!

    And even the rich Vienna,

    Gone is that Augustine's;

    Weep with me in the same sense,

    Everything is gone!

    Every day was a celebration

    Now we have the plague!

    Only the corpses,

    This is the rest

    Augustin, Augustin,

    Lay down in your grave you go!

    Oh, my dear friend Augustin,

    Everything is gone!

  • LeRoy
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    I remember my dad and his beer drinking buddies singing that song back in the 1930s. Most of the people living in the area I was born and raised in were of German descent. The first of my ancestors to come to America was born in the Paletine District of Germany in 1709. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1738 and started farming in Pennsylvania, a farm that still exists in family hands today but not in my branch.

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  • Dave M
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    No - but while stationed in Germany I did learn how to order a glass of beer in German.

  • SueyN
    Lv 6
    7 years ago

    No, I don't, but it's good to see you posting. I get such a kick out of the name you use and I have told my husband about it. It has given us both a good laugh.

  • Bob
    Lv 7
    7 years ago

    Yes, used to sing it all the time..

  • 7 years ago

    I can remember hearing that when I was much younger.

  • 7 years ago

    Nine.

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