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Vogel Gryff

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«Vogel Gryff» is a special day in January that has long been celebrated by the three «honourable societies» of Kleinbasel. On this day, the guilds’ three heraldic effigies – «Vogel Gryff» (griffin), «Wild Maa» ("green man") and «Leu» (lion) – dance through the streets and alleys of the city’s «right bank» districts. Meanwhile their minders collect money for the needy.

 

Lied zum Vogel Gryff

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«Vogel Gryff» is a special day in January that has long been celebrated by the three «honourable societies» of Kleinbasel. On this day, the guilds’ three heraldic effigies – «Vogel Gryff» (griffin), «Wild Maa» ("green man") and «Leu» (lion) – dance through the streets and alleys of the city’s «right bank» districts. Meanwhile their minders collect money for the needy.

 

Lied zum Vogel Gryff

Was klepft? E Schuss! Was mag das syy?
Dert tanzt jo aine uff em Rhy.
E Tannebaimli schwingt er
und ains, zwai, drey vertringgt er.

Nai nai, das gfallt im Wilde Maa.
D’Kanone kracht. Jetzt kunnt er aa.
E-n-Ueli bättlet Batze.
Dr Lai winggt mit de Datze.

Bym Käppelijoch gumpt stolz und styff
näben Wilde Maa und Lai dr Gryff,
und dausig Basler lache
ab däne-n-alte Sache.

Kommentar:
Geschrieben von Anna Keller (1879-1962)
Vertont durch Hans Brunner

 

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