Ukulele Goes German Song Challenge

HaileISela

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Ok, here's the deal:

I am German but I do not like the language, I prefer English to it.

BUT I want you to cover any song from Germany you want. (not necessarily in German)

There is no specific time frame (like 60's or 80's).

It's not about the "correctness" of the lyrics. Nor do you have to play it in the style as the original, feel free to change it into something new!

post as many entrys as you want.

must involve Ukulele.

Put the phrase "Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrtum" (owna moosic ware dus laiban In earrtoom, that's at least close to the German sound) into the beginning (It means: without music life would be a mistake)

PRIZE: A song/tune, whether composed by me or a cover (what you prefer) on any of my instruments. (in case you choose a composition, I'm gonna do one especially for you!)

Deadline: Sunday, 12th of April, 6pm CET

OK, that's it (I hope someone is participating^^)

*"Modern Talking" and "Tokyo Hotel" do not count*:stop:;)

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entries:

WS64: Das kann doch nicht alles gewesen sein // Über den Wolken (Instrumental)

casetone2514:
Barnsley Anthem Dun't Put Thi Muck In Our Dustbin


mctrmt: Sonne statt Reagan - Joseph Beuys

Lisaxy424: Schadenfreude - Avenue Q

wee ginga yin: Mack the knife

deach: Holiday by the scorpions

JustSomGuy: Die Lorelei

dirk.li: Freedom - Freiheit - Marius Müller-Westernhagen

Greeno: Du hast den schönsten Arsch der Welt
 
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haha, somehow I knew WS64 would post as the first one^^

deach: yes! and many others too, there's a whole bunch of good German musicians;)

HoldinCoffee: I know man:D

btw, I'm gonna try to put all entries to the first post, but I won't be around on the weekend, so no worries, it's gonna be done later!

Oh, and I want a phrase for the beginning, like: "Ohne Musik wäre das Leben ein Irrtum" (that's by Nietzsche, it means: without music, life would be a mistake. and in the whole quote he also says nothing is as sweet as the sound of a bagpipe!)
 

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I'm trying to think of ANY German songs I know. Falco were Austrian, right, so Rock Me Amadeus is out? Boney M were formed in Germany.....
 

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I'm trying to think of ANY German songs I know. Falco were Austrian, right, so Rock Me Amadeus is out? Boney M were formed in Germany.....

Beethoven, Bach, BoneyM, and many other artistes beginning with 'B'.
 

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Oh, man! No fair.

I already exhausted my German tune repertoire with Kraftwerks Model and THAT song by Nena

Hang on, isn't Bert Kaempfert German? Let me have a think about this....

I really like both^^ Oh man, I'm so curious about the songs you guys gonna do! because there's a whole lot of German music I'd never even think about that you might know and cover!

Like Bert Kaempfert, haha! I think I'm gonna see all that music in a new light, played and interpreted on Uke...
 

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This is great!

Now I just need to figure out how to do the 80's dance band "DeutschAmerikanishFreundschaft" on ukulele.

Or the song from Dank schule back in the day.

Hali Halo wir fallen, wir fallen dirch die weldt!
 

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I'm trying to think of ANY German songs I know. Falco were Austrian, right, so Rock Me Amadeus is out? Boney M were formed in Germany.....
"Da Da Da" by Trio? (Made popular by this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_s5-R_JE4c ) A few verses of English and one line of German repeated ad nauseum...you don't even have to be able to sing well!:

http://www.afn.org/~afn30091/songs/t/trio-da.htm

Also Peter Schilling and his awesome '80s hit "Major Tom (Coming Home)":

German: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5r6E4RyCk4g
English: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl5GI59MmmE
 
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a lot of good ideas so far, I'm looking forward to your videos!
 

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Methinks I'd have to hit up my friend Buck who has an unhealthy appreciation of all things Heino