Ach Ja


Lyrics

When my father and my mother
Go a-journeying to the fair,
Ach ja! Ach ja!
What if they have no money,
They’re as rich as any there,
Ach ja! Ach ja!

Refrain
Tra la la, tra la la, tra la la la la la la
Tra la la, tra la la, tra la la la la la la
Ach ja! Ach ja!

German lyrics

Wenn der Vater und die Mutter
In die Kirchweih gehen
Ach ja! Ach ja!
Und haben wir kein Geld,
So hab’n die ander’ Leut,
Ach ja! Ach ja! Refrain

Translation

If the father and the mother
Go to the church fair
Oh yes! Oh yes!
And we have no money
As have the other people,
Oh yes! Oh yes!


Dance

Formation – Two concentric circles, with partners facing each other

A

  • Measures 1-2 – Partners hold hands (one hand) and walk around the circle (optional bounce step).
  • Measures 3-4 – On each “Ach Ja,” partners face each other and bow.
  • Repeat measures 1-4

B

  • Measures 5-8 – Partners join both hands and walk (or gallop) around together.
  • Measures 9-10 – On each “Ach Ja,” partners face each other and bow.

Optional:

  • Measures 5-6 – R hand swing
  • Measures 7-8 – L hand swing
  • Measures 9-10 – On each “Ach Ja,” partners face each other and bow.

See also


YouTube


Extras for Plus Members

(or available for purchase here)

  • Song with chords, dance steps (2 versions) (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen



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