Am Frankenweinfest

Demo

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Liner Notes

My performance on this one is rough... both the piano and vocal... but I admit I've never tried to play live piano at this level before so it's a small victory I played as well as I did!

I originally posted this last night and it was twice as long, with lyrics first in English then German. It was a cool idea, but it seemed to lack enough musical variation to keep anyone's interest. So, here you have it - all in German, short and to the point.

The idea behind this was to write a piano ballad in German in response to a joke made by Beth Kille after she listened to my first German submission, Die Letzten Goten ( http://www.aquamunkee.com/songs/fawm09/2009-05.php).

The lyrics are actually autobiographical concerning my times in Germany enjoying the quaint weekend wine festivals in the many small towns of the wine-producing region of Bavaria, Franconia (Franken). I lived there from 1997-2001 in the town of Kitzingen, just outside of Wuerzburg.

Lyrics

Ich verpasse die Felder Deutschlands
[I miss the fields of Germany]
Ich verpasse die Sommernächte
[ I miss the summer nights]
Meine Nächte auf der Stadt
[My nights out on the town]
An der Frankenweinfest
[At the Franconian wine fest]

Die Felder - Bäume - Berggipfel
[The fields, trees, mountaintops]
Spaziergänge auf dem Fluss
[Walks by the river]
Romantische Zeiten, Mittelalterlichen
[Romantic medieval times]

Es gibt einfachen Charme
[There’s a simple charm]
In diesem Landwirtschaft-Leben
[In this farming life]
Ich liebte dieses Land
[I loved this land]
Ich liebe es noch
[I love it still]

Ich verpasse die Felder Deutschlands
[I miss the fields of Germany]
Ich verpasse die Sommernächte
[I miss the summer nights]
Ich verpasse das Leben
[I miss the life]
Am Frankenweinfest
[At the Franconian wine fest]
Am Frankenweinfest

© 2009 Brian Morse / AquaMunkee Studios