I'm so happy we now have all the words to the song. I think it would be a
wonderful addition to the wedding reception music and might just bring a blush to
some "mature" faces.
As a child my father used to sing it to my mother as he went about his yard
work, but when anti-German feelings were causing much civil unrest for the
German-speaking residents here in the U.S. my mother cautioned my father against
singing German. From that day on, he whistled it as he went about his work on
the farm. It was always a favorite at our evening musicals.
If, for some reason, you are unable to download the music, I can write out a
hand copy of the melody line and chording so that your musicians could play it
(if you are having live music at the reception). Contact me directly if you
Alice in Michigan