CD – Songs as German as the Wild West – Holger Saarmann und Vivien Zeller


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Lieder so deutsch wie der Wilde Westen / Songs as German as the Wild West – Song traditions of german emigrants to America

Holger Saarmann – guitar, vocals

Vivien Zeller – violin, vocals

Self-published in 2007 by Holger Saarmann

The singer-songwriter Holger Saarmann and the musician Vivien Zeller take you on a trip to North America in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The CD is the musical part of the duo’s reading and song program.

On the trail of German settlers in Pennsylvania, you will hear spirituals, folk- and children’s songs and also some American traditionals from real, everyday (farm) life in the former „New World“.

Holger Saarmann searched for and found the songs in the Volksliedwerk in Freiburg.

These nearly lost treasures were interpreted, arranged and sung in the characteristic mixture of southern German dialects, the so-called “Pennsylvania Dutch”, by Vivien Zeller and Holger Saarmann.

Recording and Design: Holger Saarmann

In the detailed booklet you will find explanations for each song.

1 Auswandererlied

2 Wu ich in des Land bin kumme

3 Unser deutsche Brieder

4 Der Guckguu

5 Sie gleicht der Schwalbe (she´s like the Swallow)

6 Vergiss mich nicht

7 Ballade des armen Webersohns Karl May

8 900 Miles

9 Follow the Drinking Gourd

10 Stan´still, Jordan

11 Wo sind unsre Brieder

12 Geschder waar der Michel do

13 Ei, du Zustand!

14 Katy Cruel

15 Oi Oi Oi

16 Ave Maria

17 Heim zu gej

18 Wanderlied (Wayfaring Stranger)


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