Do war ich mol in Schtad Redding (Once I Was in the City of Reading)
DESCRIPTION: German. "Do war ich mol in Schtad Redding, Do war ich net bekannt." The singer, a stranger in the town, is approached by Bully Lyon in Reading. He asks what he has done. He is imprisoned for three years. His wife visits him, and Lyon calls her foolish.
EARLIEST DATE: 1936 (Korson-PennLegends)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage prison travel husband wife police
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 112-113, "Do war ich mol in Schtad Redding (Once I Was in the City of Reading)" (1 German text plus non-poetic translation, 1 tune)
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