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My great grandmother turned 100 today and received a gift with parts of a German song mostly with quacking. But the little lyrics that I could find, my mom can't translate them either (she lived in Germany for 10 years.) can you please give me any information?

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    This "quak" is imho just babble. "Schön ist das Kon" means "The Kon is beautiful", but I have no idea what could be a Kon. I don't think that your question is answerable, due to the too few information. – peterh Apr 12 at 16:38
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    I guess it is a song about a frog concert and probaly that cut off sentence reads "schön ist das Konzert" (the concert is beautiful), but I could not find a matching song for this. – Torsten Link Apr 12 at 16:59
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    We don’t do translations here, but I still wonder why you didn’t include the text that you would like to have translated. – Carsten S Apr 12 at 19:12
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    Why don't you take a photograph of the entire sheet? One could at least sing the song then. Quak. – Christian Geiselmann Apr 12 at 20:24
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    Maybe this is an intonation: youtube.com/watch?v=dON6pb34k7o - I'm not well enough in reading notes to compare the melody. – user unknown Apr 12 at 23:18
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Short answer:
I think this is a song for 4 year old children, named Froschkonzert (frog concert)


long answer:

Text

  • Schön ist das Kon... (Konzert?)
    The kon (concert?) is beautiful

"Quak" is not a German word, but it is the stem of the verb quaken (engl: to quack). I guess, that this stem of a verb is used for onomatopoetic reasons, i.e. to simulate the quacking sound of frogs.

Neither "rega" nor "reg" are German words or stems of German words. But I guess that those words are also used to immitate frog-sounds.

The fragment "-sche" is the last syllable of about 800 different German words. It is impossible to tell the whole word, and so it is not possible to offer any translation. (Some words that end in -sche are: Tasche = bag, Flasche = bottle, Bursche = fellow, Wäsche = laundry, Fische = fish, Dusche = shower etc.)


Instructions

  • Weiter steigern bis zur Grenze des Ausführbaren
    Continue to increase up to the limit of executable

  • lang
    long

The other instructions are not German but musical standard (p = piano = silent, gliss = glissando = slide the pitch)


The song has a very simple melody. I don't know it, but I guess it is written for preschool children. Because I guess it is a about a concert, and because of all the quacking I would call it Froschkonzert (frog concert). And in fact there is a song for 4 year old children with this name, but i couldn't find out, if your score sheet really is this song.

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    The song seems to be for four voices. Not sure, if four year olds can do this already... – Arsak Apr 12 at 18:14
  • Thank you! This makes the most sense! My mom said that works! – Kyoumimasu Apr 14 at 0:23
  • @Arsak someone mentioned this video which probably could be it: youtu.be/dON6pb34k7o. There was a few different kid songs about frogs but this was the only one that said 'quak' a lot and seemed like there were many layers. I'm content with this answer since I at least know the song is a children's tune about frogs which I didn't know before and I know new vocab! – Kyoumimasu Apr 25 at 5:16

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