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Old 02.10.2012, 20:36
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For Loooong-time expatriats or natives only: Words in "mer esch das glich"

Hi guys, Gruez Euch..

I get this song, but some word are unclear


0:19, after (we came to an agreement) "mir sind uues eing worde"
the next phrase I don't get.

2:08 "ma cha doch net so singe beim "Weighaahtsnacht" (???) or
Weihnachtsnacht, but "beim" is then wrong ? Where can one not sing
at 3 am ? (Perhaps name of a pub, or small village ?)

2:17
- in the refrain (part2) (when he takes his morning walk) ..mir isch das gleich
, mir isch das glich I singe ja de Schwabbe ganz allei fuer mich.

"Schwabbe" means German, or the area, but not song...? ("Im singing the "swabian" just for myself..??)


2:01 section:
"Da chumt ufs mal e Schrotta " (Slang for police ?)
2:29-34 - what is he saying there?

3:47 - what is the consequence if you don't like it (last section?)

Thx - dialect wise, this sounds to me to be more Bernese ("u ueberhoupt" ) than
Thurgau or Zurich. It is not Swabian, the dialect of Konstanz and above.

Funny song, lyrics are not on google.
For new arrivals, this is a melancholy song of mishaps, with a
refrain of "I don't care anyhow..", very funny.

Thx if someone has the answers...grew up there, but the comprehension
fades after decades..
Cheers, SanDiegan - wax ur snowboards...
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Old 02.10.2012, 23:49
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Re: For Loooong-time expatriats or natives only: Words in "mer esch das glich"

Second sentence at 00:19: "Hei gmacht was andri oo"
(... and we only did what others do, too)

02.08 "Bim heigaa znacht am drüü"
(... when going/walking home at 3am)

02.17. "I singe dä Schmarre"
(Schmarre = Nonsense, colloq.)

02.01 Schrooter
Not very polite for: Police Officer

2:29 "U eine elei, gangi no gar nid hei"
I'm a single man and actually not yet on my way home

3:47 "dänn mached was er wänd"
Please yourself / literally "do what you want"

If I may add, this is not your everyday "Ländler", the lyrics are comparatively vulgar. I can't place the dialect but it's definately central Switzerland (Zug or Luzern would be my guess)

Hope this helps
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Thanks Thomas, now it falls into place. True, the content is redneck, but
what is unusual is the civilized, low-key, almost humble performance.
That makes it more funny + nice melody on top of it.
Well enjoy your nearby mountains...
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