[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Life in Volhynia-Traditional Folk Songs

richard benert benovich at imt.net
Mon Dec 6 21:11:11 PST 2004

I forgot to mention, none of the titles Leo listed are in the L|ck book.

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From: "LeoAnn" <annaleo at nanaimo.ark.com>
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Subject: [Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Life in Volhynia-Traditional Folk Songs

> There have been a number of discussions over the past year covering 
> various aspects of our ancestors' life in the old country. They have 
> covered the topics of food, occupations, sayings, games, customs,naming 
> traditions, etc. The responses from list members have been interesting, 
> informative and  educational and all have brought back memories from my 
> younger years.  One topic that hasn't been discussed is that of 
> traditional folk songs. The Lutheran Church of old was referred to as the 
> singing church.  No doubt this came about because members had a love for 
> singing in their everyday lives and carried it into their worship 
> activities.  I don't know if there are any folk songs that are unique to 
> the Germans in Poland/Vohynia/Russia but I recall from my youth that at 
> house parties and other social gatherings that inevitably singing would 
> break out and carry on for some time. I can remember bits and pieces of 
> several songs and would like to have the complete lyrics. Does anyone know 
> if there is a source for German folk songs. Has anyone compiled a 
> collection of these songs?
> I would like to find the lyrics for a few songs that I remember - Schon 
> ist Die Jugend; Du, Du, Liegt Mir in Herzen; Ach Du Lieber Augustine; 
> Trink, Trink, Bruderllein Trink.
> Leo Sonnenberg
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