The Match (Mani Matter)

A famous swiss folk song (“I Han es Zündhölzli Azündet”) written by the legendary Mani Matter, translated by Andy Flinn.

And of course, there’s the lyrics

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Mach Diar Kai Sorga um d’Vürgangahait (Irish Rover)

I did use the (Irish Rover) arrangement from Mike Milne. His version included a chorus that says something like this twice: “Fare you well, my pretty little girl, for I must go away!”. As you will notice, my Swiss German translation is not about an Irish ship sailing to New York. I remembered an a-capella song I heard from Rick MacNab, “Gashly Crumb Tinies”, where twenty six kids perish on a trip. In both of those songs, everybody dies, though. Here’s the English translation of my German lyrics.

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A Beautiful Human (Mike Aubé / Andy Flinn)

Music by Mike Aubé (Dashboard Jesus). Lyrics by Andy Flinn.

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“Other People’s Fault” (Chris Robison Cover)

First recorded by Chris Robison on his “Bad Songs” album, and covered in English by Andy Flinn on his Valley Vibrations album, this song is one of Chris’ most popular songs…

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Sisch Immer Znacht am Zwai

Recorded by Ralph Wagner.

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What a Wonderful World

(original written by Bob Thiele (George Douglas) + George David Weiss)

Swiss German version of an “Armstrong-Tune”
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Liaber Allai (Adam Bazinet Cover)

Original Song: “I Get Up” by Adam Bazinet

This Adam Bazinet tune was translated to Swiss German during the Spring 2019 in Wolfville. I´m just learning to play it.

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At the Regulars Table (Am Stammtisch)

Am Stammtisch (At the Regulars Table)
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Im Nochhinein, Swiss German Video

The first music video with Andy Flinn singing in his second native language: Swiss German. This collaborative effort, produced by Brigitte Kindlimann, features visual impressions of Wolfville, Nova Scotia over a backdrop of Swiss German songwriting. A big thank you to all who participated!

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Working on Swiss German Hoochie Coochie Man

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