Professor Beam's Dutch Column

Amerikaa Wie Gross Un Schee

By Ernest Waldo Bechtel

 

Amerikaa wie gross un schee!

Du bischt uns aagenehmt

Un immer welle mir bei dir schteh:

Die Welt rum un deheem.

Do wuhne mir alle Sadde Leit

Mit alle Sadde Schprooch

Un unser Draam is Eenichkeit:

Mir hewe des so hoch!

Mir hen die Weezefelder gehl:

Die Felder grie mit Graas.

Die hoche Bariye un die Schtedt

Mit Holz un Schtee un Glaas.

Ya, unser Land find uns gedrei

Un yeders dutt sei Gflicht.

Mir hewe hoch mit yeder Hand

Des deier Freiheitslicht!

CHORUS

Ya, in die Nort un in die Saut,

Im Oscht un aa draus West,

In alle Schteet vun See zu See.

Amerikaa is bescht!

America, How Great And Beautiful

 

America, how great and beautiful!

You are our beloved land

And always we want to stand by you:

All around the world and at home.

 

Here all kinds of people live

With all kinds of languages.

And our dream is unity:

We lift it so high!

 

We have the wheat fields yellow:

The fields green with grass.

The high mountains and the cities

With wood and stone and glass.

 

Yes, our land finds us faithful

And each does his duty.

We lift on high with every hand

This dear torch of freedom!

 

O America, how great you are!

No one can really understand it.

Yet we are happy to live here

In the land of the light and freedom!

 

CHORUS

Yes, in the north and in the south,

In the east and also out west,

In all states from sea to sea.

America is best!

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Des Gedicht schwetzt fer sich selwert. Wie gross un schee is doch Amerikaa!

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May 25, 2016

Yuscht en Bischli-Gnippli,

as aa gfochde hot fer unser

Freiheit un Amerikaa liebt

 
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