WENN DER TOPF ABER NUN A LOCH HAT'

Latest update on 27/03/2013

Artist: Scherzlied aus Hessen
Author: traditional
Year: 1740s

Circular song (ending where it begins). Published in the Zupfgeigenhansel (1911), mentioning an even older songbook source and the song's dispersion all over Germany. Lyrics and melody date back to the 1740s. Other circular song): Mooi Bernardijn (Wat Doet Gij In Het Groene Veld), collected by Edmond De Coussemaker in Bergues (Chants populaires des Flamands de France).

Covers:

1949:

Henry Fink [as Jug Has A Hole (Jug Hot En Loch)]

1957:

Oscar Brown [as Hole In The Bucket]

1959:

Harry Belafonte & Odetta [as There's A Hole In My Bucket; also opposing a Liza and a Henry; hit UK in '61]

1960:

Flanders & Swann [as There's A Hole In My Budget]

1961:

Pete Seeger [as Hole In The Bucket; knew it first as Lieber Heinrich; his Where Have All The Flowers Gone is also a circular song]

1963:

Bobbejaan & Josée Schoepen [as Water Halen on lp Wij Gaan Naar Bobbejaanland, inspired by the Harry Belafonte arrangement]

1963:

Dorus [with Theo Uden Marsman as 'r Zit Een Gat In M'n Emmer]

1965:

Jenny Arean met Jacco van Renesse [as Domme Liza; Dutch translation: N. Bonefang (the comic Dumas)]

1995:

Spearhead [as Hole In The Bucket]

Variation Ein Loch ist im Eimer uses the same melody as the cover versions.

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