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Old 13.02.2009, 22:41
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True Bern-duutsch Pro needed to decipher this song

http://www.volksmusiknet.ch/vcat_saf...guage/ch/ufx/t


this is a truly fantastic, melancholic yodel song with meaning...
entitled "The Cross and the Crown tavern owners"..
I'm getting the parts :"both tavern owners have "good sides" to their personality"

and I am also getting: (paraphrased: " the one tavern owner does not like it when such people spend their money at the others tavern")

But the rest I don't get.

You should not even try this unless you get the meteo news in Barn duutsch.

"Dee luget (you are looking...) instead of Zi lueget (Zurich dialect)

Dankche nech vielmal !
Mike

(if you've progressed to understanding Bern dialect you've REALLY progressed)
It is f'n alien, man, but I love it.
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Old 14.02.2009, 00:43
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Re: True Bern-duutsch Pro needed to decipher this song

Here are the translation from it. I hope it is understandabel
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De Chrützwirt ond de Kronewirt hend beid en gueti Site bim Einte gits förs Gäld nid viel de Ander duet chli gize.

The restaurant owner from Cross and the restaurant owner from Crown have both there good sides – By the first you do not get much for money the other is looking not to give a lot (for money)

De Kornewird isch guet und recht doch chaners nid verputze das setig git wo eres Gält bim Chrützwirt düe verjutze.

The restaurant owner from the Crown is as good and right (personally) but he can not go along that there are peoples who goes and spend here money by the restaurant owner from the Cross.

De Chrützwirt dä isch nid eso er chönt for Fröide gumpe, wöst er das dä ir Chrone obe nächstens wörd verlumpe.

The restaurant owner from the Cross is not as the one from Crown (ironic meaning) and could jump by enjoying if he would know that the restaurant owner from the Crown would next go bankrupt.
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The whole meaning is that both are at equal.

“Git nit viel förs Gäld” and „chli gizig“ makes them equal at the end

“Chans nid verputze das Gält bim andere isch” and “ Chönt for Fröide gumpe wenn der anderi wörd verlumpe” makes them equal because they are both jealous on each other if one gets more money then the other from customers
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Old 17.02.2009, 19:29
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Fantastic! Thx Roman - serene music DEEP sarcasm

This is a MUST hear. I love the serious, careful, respectfully-perfect, unhurried yodel tones covering the deeply scarcastic text.

Of course stuff like "gize" - that is hard to get, what a harsh song...

You rate as true Barn-duutsch-Pro !!

Thanks a lot, Mike
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