As a Civil War Re-enactor, it seems that I am always hearing Irish songs being sung around the campfires. I love hearing, singing and playing these Celtic tunes, so "Faugh A Ballaugh", and bully for them! But I'd love to hear some German songs being sung.
In the past it has been hard to find the words and music to many songs, so I thought that I would include some of the most appropriate ones here. (This section is really the inspiration for the entire website.)
- Es, es, es und es/ The Why and The Wherefore
- O Tannenbaum/ Oh Christmas Tree/ Maryland, My Maryland
- Leb wohl du teures Land, das mich geboren
- The Star Spangled Banner
- I Goes to Fight Mit Sigel
- Corporal Schnapps
- Die Loreley
- Die Lindenbaum (Am Brunnen vor dem Tore)
These are also some very good collections of German lieder (songs) that I recommend:
- The Leader in Lieder Mit Midi Melodies This site is maintained by Frank Petersohn. The site claims to have over 4000 Volkslieder (German Folksongs). It is certainly the most complete source for German folk music on the Web and is constantly growing.