Ach Du Lieber Augustin

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At the time this song was composed (1679), Vienna was struck by the bubonic plague. Marx Augustin toured Vienna’s inns singing and playing the bagpipe, entertaining people. He was beloved because of his humor in such difficult times. (source)

Lyrics - German

(German folk song)

Refrain
Ach, du lieber Augustin, Augustin, Augustin,
Ach, du lieber Augustine, alles ist hin.

1. Geld ist weg, Mäd’l ist weg,
Alles weg, alles weg.
O du lieber Augustin,
Alles ist hin. Refrain

2. Rock ist weg, Stock ist weg,
Augustin liegt im Dreck.
Ach, du lieber Augustin,
Alles ist hin! Refrain

English Translation – Oh You Dear Augustin

Refrain
O, you dear Augustin, Augustin, Augustin
O, you dear Augustin,
All is lost!

1. Money’s gone, girlfriend’s gone,
All is gone, all is gone.
O, you dear Augustin,
All is lost! Refrain

2. Coat is gone, staff is gone,

Augustin lies in the dirt.
O, you dear Augustin,
All is lost! Refrain
(source)

See also

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  • Song with chords, adapted version (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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