A, A, A, d'r Winder der is da (A, A, A, Winter Is Here)

DESCRIPTION: Pennsylvania German. "A, A, A, d'r Winder der is da, Berbacht un Sommer sin vergange." Counting through the vowels A E I O U, it was that winter is come and summer gone. Frost is settling Children are happy because Christmas is coming
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1938 (collected from Jane Reitz by Thomas R. Brendle and William S. Troxell)
KEYWORDS: nonballad foreignlanguage Jesus
FOUND IN: US(MA) Germany
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Korson-PennLegends, pp. 107-108, "A, A, A, d'r Winder der is da (A, A, A, Winter Is Here)" (1 German text plus non-literal English translation, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: MacEdward Leach and Henry Glassie, _A Guide for Collectiors of Oral Traditions and Folk Cultural Material in Pennsylvania_, Pennsylvania historical and Museum Commission, 1973, pp. 30-31, "A, A, A, d;r WInder der is da" (1 German text)

File: MLG030

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