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German Folk Songs

Erika and Elsa Vopel
German Folk Songs

By singing the songs of their youth and homeland, Erika and Elsa Vopel ignite a fire for nostalgia and tradition of Germany’s countryside. The collection, originally released in 1957, is a permanent testament to generations of aurally passing down folk songs. The mother-daughter duo perform these songs from heart, eliciting an emotional response from any listener, not just those of German heritage. The short fold songs rarely exceed three verses, providing the perfect reprieve from daily monotony.

English explanations for the songs can be found alongside the German lyrics in the liner notes.

Track Listing

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Horch was Kommt von Draussen Rein? (Anyone Coming?) Erika and Elsa Vopel 1:43
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102
Riesengebirglers Heimatlied Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:36
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103
Auf der Lüneburger Heide (Over the Heather) Erika and Elsa Vopel 3:28
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104
Wohlauf in Gottes Schöne Welt (Out into God's Lovely World) Erika and Elsa Vopel 3:15
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105
Es Dunkelt Schön in der Heide (It is Dark on the Heather) Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:21
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106
In der Heimat ist en Schön (Home is Beautiful) Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:20
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107
Im Schönsten Wiesengrunde (The Most Beautiful Valley) Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:51
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108
Nun ade du Mein Lieb Heimatland (Goodbye Dear Homeland) Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:35
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109
Des Jager's Abschiedsgsangl (Instrumental) Erika and Elsa Vopel 1:33
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Sah ein Knab' ein Roslein Stehn (A Boy saw a Rose) Erika and Elsa Vopel 3:30
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202
Der Mond ist Aufgegangen (The Moon is Out) Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:30
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203
Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss (Hazelnuts are Dark Brown) Erika and Elsa Vopel 1:40
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204
Den Herrn Pastor Sien Koh (The Pastor's Cow) Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:14
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205
Nun Will der Lenz uns Grussen Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:06
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206
Der Mai ist Gekommen (May has Come) Erika and Elsa Vopel 3:04
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Wohlan die Zeit ist 'Kommen (The Time has Come) Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:00
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208
Wenn die Bunten Fahnen Wehen (When the Gay Flags Wave) Erika and Elsa Vopel 2:09
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209
Der Jager Langs dem Weiher Ging (The Hunter Walked by the Pond) Erika and Elsa Vopel 1:17
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210
Wohlauf Noch Getrunken (Instrumental) Erika and Elsa Vopel 1:49

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