Name That Lyric!

Monday, February 22, 2010 - 09:44 AM

Earlier today on WQXR, we brought you a set of variations by Johann Nepomuk Hummel on this familiar tune.

In German, it goes like this:

O du lieber Augustin, Augustin, Augustin,
O du lieber Augustin, Augustin, Augustin,
Alles ist hin
.

Morning Host Jeff Spurgeon can’t recall the English words he sang to that tune when he was growing up. He’d appreciate some help, and so would the rest of the staff, because now that he’s raised the question, we can’t get the melody out of our heads.

What English lyrics go with this tune?

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Comments [3]

Alan Van Poznak from Tenafly, New Jersey

Morris Hershman is right!
Those are the words I learned more than
seventy years ago.

All good wishes and many thanks for your
SUPERB work from

Alan VanPoznak, MD
Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology
Cornell University Medical College

Feb. 23 2010 02:59 PM
Bob Colyer from Newton, NJ

1. Old "Camp" lyrics -
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 [or vice versa]
The more we get together, the happier we'll be
2. Is Jeff really a sports fan? or does he just fake it well?
3. Why isn't Jeff's email address available for his "regulars"?

Feb. 22 2010 04:04 PM
Morris Hershman from Manhasset NY

Have you ever seen a lassie, a lassie, a lassie,
Ever seen a lassie dance this way and that?
Ever seen a lassie, a lassie, a lassie,
Ever seen a lassie dance this way and that?

'Cause her dance is his dance and his dance is her dance,
Ever seen a lassie dance quite like that?

Step out of the center now lassies,
Go back to the circle again.
Now laddies step into the center
And let the dancing begin.

Have you ever seen a laddie, a laddie, a laddie,
Everr seen a laddie dance this way and that?
Ever seen a laddie, a laddie, a laddie,
Ever seen a laddie dance this way and that?
Cuz his dance is her dance and her dance is his dance,
Ever seen a laddie dance quite like that?

Feb. 22 2010 10:17 AM

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