Max Kade Institute

for German-American Studies
University of Wisconsin-Madison

"Dialect Songs Among the Dutch" Audio selections


Audio selections from songs referred to in the paper by Prof. James Leary, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Click on song titles (in bold) to play audio files. Clip length is in parentheses; download times will vary.
These songs are in MP3 format.


Click here to read Jim Leary's paper, "Dialect Songs Among the Dutch." (In PDF format.)


 

Arthur Hall, "Jump Fritz, I Feed You Liver," Bell 78 rpm recording, Orange, New Jersey, early 1920s. (1 minute, 28 seconds)
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Spike Jones and the City Slickers, "Der Fuehrer's Face," Decca 78 rpm recording, Los Angeles, 1943. (25 seconds)
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Sigmund Snopek III, "AinaHey," WisconsInsane, Dali LP recording, Milwaukee, 1987. (10 seconds)

Minnie Pendelton, "Oh Yah, Ain't Dat Been Fine," Library of Congress field recording, Lancaster, Wisconsin, 1946; reissued on Ach Ya! Traditional German-American Music From Wisconsin, Wisconsin Folklife Center LP, 1986. (1 minute, 35 seconds)
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Peter Dorner, "They Say I'm A Dutchman (And Ain't Got No Schtyle)," home tape recording, Oregon, Wisconsin, ca. 2000. (1 minute, 56 seconds)
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Peter Dorner, "I Feel Myself Here (Dat's Vat I Learned in Mein Schul)," home tape recording, Oregon, Wisconsin, ca. 2000. (25 seconds)
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Unknown singer, "A Little Dutch Soldier Came Down from the Rhine"/"Snap-poo," Library of Congress field recording, Newberry, Michigan, 1938. (39 seconds)
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Whoopee John Band, "Elsie Schultzenheim," Decca 78 rpm recording, Minneapolis, ca. 1950; reissued on The Original Whoopee John Band, Collectors Series, Polka City LP recording, ca. 1975. (54 seconds)
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Syl Groeschl Band, “We Left Our Wives at Home," Syl Groeschl Sings Old German Songs, Cuca LP recording, Sauk City, Wisconsin, mid-1960s. (57 seconds)
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Howie Bowe Band, "Little German Ball," w/vocals by Phil the Plunger, Polkaland 78 rpm recording, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, ca. 1950. (1 minute, 4 seconds)
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Goose Island Ramblers, "Milwaukee Waltz," A Session with the Goose Island Ramblers, Cuca LP recording, Sauk City, WI, ca. 1965. (1 minute, 36 seconds)
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Herr Louie and Weaselis, "Down by the Pickle Works, Part 1" and "Down by the Pickle Works, Part 2" (Broadkesting from WGN), Columbia 78 rpm recording, Chicago, 1928. (Part 1: 1 minute, 31 seconds. Part 2: 1 minute, 31 seconds)
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Anton "Speedy" Beringer, "Reminiscences of Heinie and His Grenadiers," field recording for the Wisconsin Folklife Center, Poy Sippi, Wisconsin, 1985. (52 seconds)

Sinovi, "Milwaukee Song," field recording for Wisconsin Public Radio,West Allis, Wisconsin, 1992. (1 minute, 33 seconds)
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Happy Schnapps Combo, "Dutch Pile," Raise It! CD recording, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 1992. (46 seconds)
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