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O du lieber Augustin Help Opus Details
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Oh du lieber Augustin is a tuneful folk song from Vienna, dating from around 1679. The legend recalls that Augustin, a popular street musician, got drunk late at night and fell into a pit full of dead bodies, victims of the bubonic plague. However, he didn't catch the disease, reputedly the alcohol saved him! The word lieber means "dear", but in this song it really means "Oh you poor Augustin".

O, du lieber Augustin, O, you dear  Augustin
Augustin, Augustin, Augustin, Augustin,
O, du lieber Augustin, O, you dear Augustin,
 alles ist hin. All is lost!
Rock ist weg,  Stock ist weg, Jacket's gone, stick has gone,
Augustin liegt im Dreck, Augustin lies in dirt.
O, du lieber Augustin, O, you dear Augustin,
Alles ist hin. All is lost!

This same tune is also used with the following set of English words:-

The more we get together,  Together, together,
The more we get together,  The happier we'll be;
For your friends are my friends,  And my friends are your friends,
The more we get together,  The happier we'll be

Category: Folk Song Solo Featuring Music Box Traditional Period
Time Signature 3 /4 Key Signature   F Major Play MP3 using player below.

1    O du lieber Augustin
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