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Old 14.02.2012, 16:26
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I couldn't find any translation of the song to German or English. So I translated it myself into German. Of course a lot of the wit and went lost. But anyway, here it is:

Lotti schielt, Lotti schielt,
Niemand weiss, wohin es mit den Augen zielt
Lotti schielt, Lotti schilet,
darum

Wie einst Al Capone, der soweit ich weiss
Früher mal als Staatsfeind Nr. 1
Und mit seinem Revolver galt als öffentliche Gefahr,
ist das Mädchen gefährlich mit seinem Augenpaar

Lotti schielt, Lotti schielt,
Niemand weiss, wohin es mit den Augen zielt
Lotti schielt, Lotti schilet,
darum

Wenn ihr wisst, was Frauenblicke manchmal können,
so, dass es einem heiss im Kopf wird und zittrig in den Knien,
Denk daran, wie Lotti auf die wirkt, die es sehen
weil es mit jedem Augenaufschlag zwei erwischt

Lotti schielt, Lotti schielt,
Niemand weiss, wohin es mit den Augen zielt
Lotti schielt, Lotti schilet,
darum

Wenn es durch die Strassen schlendet, geht es den Männern schlecht
Es hinterlässt Verliebte links so gut wie rechts
Doppelläufig schiesst aus Lotti’s Augenspiel
Amor seine Pfeile über Kreuz und ins Ziel

Lotti schielt, Lotti schielt,
Niemand weiss, wohin es mit den Augen zielt
Lotti schielt, Lotti schilet,
darum

Es ist ein hübsches Mädchen, dass muss man ihm lassen
Aber, wenn ihr es trefft, denkt doch daran
Es ist gleichwohl ein gefähliches, gefährliches Mädchen
Zweimal mehr, als dass es Frauen sonst schon sind
This is great, I will practise my German now and try to translate into English....thanks to everyone who has responded to my post
Have a good week, saludos Squinty Lotti
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Old 16.02.2012, 14:21
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Re: Mani Matter

This is really hard to translate line by line, it almost can't be done

Basically it says that Lotti is very good looking despite her squint, and that she and her pair of eyes are as dangerous to the public as Al Capone with his gun, because she can wink at two guys at the same time and nobody knows where she's really looking at...

A real Troubadour's piece.
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Old 16.02.2012, 16:11
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Re: Mani Matter

This is more my level:
- 13 Tonne Banane by Schtärneföifi

http://www.myspace.com/music/player?sid=38956920&ac=now
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Re: Mani Matter

FYI, for Mani Matter fans, this documentary film is worth watching:

Mani Matter- Warum syt dir so truuig?
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mani_Ma..._so_truurig%3F


(The DVD is subtitled in HD and French, for those of us whose Dialekt isn't up to snuff. Like me. )
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FYI, for Mani Matter fans, this documentary film is worth watching:

Mani Matter- Warum syt dir so truuig?
http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mani_Ma..._so_truurig%3F


(The DVD is subtitled in HD and French, for those of us whose Dialekt isn't up to snuff. Like me. )
sometimes I'd be happy if they even subtitled Bärndüütsch speakers in Bärndüütsch
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Our grandaughter loves the song ds lotti shilet by Mani Matter.

I don't even know what the title (hence my login name) means?

Can anyone translate the title (word for word) and does anyone know where I could find the lyrics and translate them into English?

Thanks in advance

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Lyrics are here. Sorry but I only hadtime for a rough translation. It basically says the she squints. Therefore no one know where to look (which eye) so this makes her dangerous. As dangerous as Al Capone. That women can be make you hot by the way they look at you - therefore Lotti can kill two men at once the batting of her eyes. If she goes down the street men will be in love left and right. She's a pretty girl but be careful when you meet her as she is twice as dangerous as another women.

Ds Lotti schilet:
Ds Lotti schilet, ds Lotti schilet,
niemmer weis wos mit de Ouge häre zilet
Ds Lotti schilet, ds Lotti schilet,
drumm...

Wie dr Al Capone, wo so vill i weis
früecher mal het gulte als Statsfind Nummer eis
und mit sim Revolver als öffentlichi Gfahr
isch das Meitschi gfährlech mit sim Ougepaar

Ds Lotti schilet, ds Lotti schilet,
niemmer weis wos mit de Ouge häre zilet
Ds Lotti schilet, ds Lotti schilet,
drumm...

Wenn dir wüsst was Froueblicke mängisch chöi
dass eim heiss im Chopf wird und zittrig ide Chnöi
dänket wie das Lotti würkt uf die wos gseht
äs mit jedem Ougeufschlag breicht geng zwe

Ds Lotti schilet, ds Lotti schilet,
niemmer weis wos mit de Ouge häre zilet
Ds Lotti schilet, ds Lotti schilet,
drumm...

Wenns dür d Strasse louft de geits de Manne schlächt
s hinterlaat verliebti links so guet wie rächts
doppellöifig schiesst us Lottis Ougespiil
Amor sini Pfiile übers Chrütz itz z Ziil

Ds Lotti schilet, ds Lotti schilet,
niemmer weis wos mit de Ouge häre zilet
Ds Lotti schilet, ds Lotti schilet,
drumm...

sisch es hübsches Meitschi das mues mer im laa
aber we drs träffet, dänket doch de draa
sisch de gliich es gfährlechs, gfährlechs Meiteli
zwöi mal me no als es d Froue süsch scho sii
Thanks for asking in the first place dslottischilet!

When I came to visit and meet my husband's family before we got married, I remember my mother-in-law playing a cassette tape of Mani Matter songs while we were driving back from Zürich. Turns out, I'd hear that tape many times over the years, but this song hubby and his mother ALWAYS sing along to.

It so happens that in the US I am an optician, hubby was always reluctant to explain to me what the song means - thanks to all who provided some gist at least, I never even had that much until now. Now I also know why hubby was so reluctant to explain.

Also, thanks for the lyrics so I can follow along!

Here is the song for those who maybe are unfamiliar:

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