My Father Was a Dutchman
DESCRIPTION: "My father was a Dutchman, Das sprechen verstehst du? My father was a Dutchman, Verstehst du? Yah! Yah!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Peters)
KEYWORDS: foreignlanguage nonballad emigration
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Peters, p. 46, "My Father Was a Dutchman" (1 short text, 1 tune)
NOTES [48 words]: If it appears that the non-English part of this text is in German, but the singer calls himself a "Dutchman," recall that in the nineteenth century, "Dutch" was a common name for Germans ("Deutsch"). It is rather a surprise to see a German use it, since it was definitely derogatory. - RBW
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