Vo Luzern uf Wäggis zue / Weggis Song

Lyrics - German

(Swiss folk song)

1. Vo Luzern uf Wäggis zue,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
brucht me weder Strümpf noch Schueh,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, ho!

Refrain
Hol-di-ri-di-a,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, Hol-di-ri-di-a, ho!

2. Fahr im Schiffli übern See,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
um die schönen Maidli zseh,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, ho! Refrain

3. Hansli, trink mer nit zu viel,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
‘s Gäldli mueß verdienet si,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, ho! Refrain

English Translation - From Lucerne to Weggis

1. From Lucerne to Weggis,
(Yodeling) Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
Neither stockings nor shoes are needed,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, ho!

Refrain
Hol-di-ri-di-a,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, Hol-di-ri-di-a, ho!

2. One crosses the lake on a boat,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
To see the pretty girls,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, ho! Refrain

3. Johnny, don’t drink too much,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
Money must be earned,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, ho! Refrain

English Singable Lyrics

Lyrics

1. From Lucerne to Weggis fair,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
Shoes and stockings we need not wear,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-a.

Refrain
Hol-di-ri-di-a, Hol-di-ri-di-a,
hol-di-ri-a, Hol-di-ri-di-a,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-a.

2. On the lake we all shall row,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
Looking at the fish below,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-a. Refrain

3. Weggis hills are not so far,
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-ri-a,
We will all out “Hei-sa-sa,”
Hol-di-ri-di-a, hol-di-a. Refrain

See also

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

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7 thoughts on “Vo Luzern uf Wäggis zue / Weggis Song”

  1. In German!

    Vo Lucerne uf Weggis zueHoldiri Dia Holdia
    Bruuch me weder strumpf no schue
    Holdiri dia, holdia.

    Me cha fahren ufem see
    Holdiri etc.
    Un die schone fishchili g’seh
    Holdiri dia etc.

    Z’Weggis foht das stygen a
    Holdiri etc.
    Buebe, meithshi heisasa
    Holdire etc.

  2. I learned this song at school in the mid ’50’s, I think it was in
    Grade 3. Just today I somehow began humming it and
    remembered it was called “Weggis Fair.” Google led me
    to this site. Thanks for helping to expand memories of my
    childhood.

  3. I also sang this song in an elementary school program in the early 1960’s , complete with the yodeling. I remember my parents were shocked! I still can yodel, but, you know, there are not too many occasions when it is deemed appropriate!

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