International Rhymes

O Tannenbaum

The original version of the English carol “O Cristmas Tree” is and German song “O Tannenbaum”. Here are the lyrics in German accompanied by the English translation. “O Tannenbaum” Lyrics “O Tannenbaum” German Lyrics O …

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O Christmas Tree

Today a very popular Christmas carol in America “O Christams tree” was originally written in German by composer Ernst Anschütz (1824) more as an ode to the beauty and permanence of the evergreen fir tree. …

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Alouette, one of the most popular French songs known worldwide, is about plucking the feathers of a lark. Alouette Song Origins Most probably Alouette song has French-Canadian origin as the first published version appeared in …

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Funiculì, Funiculà

The Italian song “Funiculì, Funiculà” dates from 1880 and was originally written in the Neapolitan dialect by composer Luigi Denza and journalist Peppino Turco (lyrics) to inaugurate the first funicular cable on Mount Vesuvius. Besides …

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Bella Ciao

The famous Italian song “Bella Ciao” is a protest anthem sung around the world as an anti-fascist symbol of resistance and freedom. Who sang the original “Bella Ciao”? This version is an adaptation of an …

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La Cucaracha

The Spanish song “La Cucaracha” became popular during the Mexican revolution around 1910. With quite obscure Spanish origins, the song was modified over time by groups and individuals according to spontaneous situations, cultural and political …

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