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Thread #26060   Message #1462752
Posted By: GCOTTON
16-Apr-05 - 02:16 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Ach/O du lieber Augustin
Subject: RE: Ach du lieber Augustin
Only slightly different from some others...

My mother, whose parents German and Swiss-German and who attended many stein-waving family reunions in the 1910's and 1920's, remembered this for me in 1999:

        Ach, Du lieber Augustin, Augustin, Augustin
        Ach, Du lieber Augustin, alles ist weg.
        Rock ist weg, Stock ist weg,
        August liegt auch im Dreck.
        Ach, Du lieber Augustin, alles ist weg.

[Oh, poor dear Augustin fell down;
He lost his coat and cane;
He lies in the dirt;
Oh, poor dear Augustin, everything is gone.]