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Posted By: GUEST,Grishka
12-Aug-19 - 06:49 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Ick Bin Ein Franzose (Holzerne Bein)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Ick Bin Ein Franzose (Holzerne Bein)
Thanks, keberoxu, for this nice finding.

The word is grittig = greedy.

The author of the lyrics is obviously a native speaker of German. It is a parody of a French veteran soldier speaking to German ladies. (An actual Frenchmen will have more problems with German syntax and grammar, or, if he has overcome these, fewer with vocabulary.)

A very mild satire, given the ferocious wars.