In the song 'Muss i denn, muss i denn zum Städtele hinaus', there is a statement

Han i glei net allweil bei dir sein

What's the original word han here? Can't guess what it is in the dictionary.


The citing of the verse is inaccurate. Actually it reads:

Kann ('can') i glei net allweil bei dir sein

There is, however, the word han in the next verse:

Han ('have') i doch mei Freud’ an dir!

Han i is Swabian dialect and means habe ich ('have I') in Standard German. Thus its dictionary form is haben.

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    Jul 23 '20 at 5:05

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