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Der Bundesbahnblues

This song is by Helmut Qualtinger and appears on the album Wer die Wahl hat, hat den Qualtinger (1964) and on the Georg Kreisler compilation album Unheilbar gesund (1999) by Georg Kreisler.

Original video
Now I'm going to sing for you that old Bundesbahnblues!

Oh I was travelling through this country
Travelling with the Bundesbahn
Ah geh wusch, ah geh wui!
I said, I was travelling through this country
With the doggone Bundesbahn –
I said, ah geh wusch, ah geh wui!
Taking along my Baby
Suddenly she was gone –
Total verschwunden!

And now I'm looking for my Baby –
Isn't it a goddam shame?
Himmelfixnoamoi!
I said, I'm looking for my Baby –
Isn't it a doggone shame?
I said Himmelfixnoamoi, and i mean it!

There is just the Fahrplan
Of the Bundesbahn to blame –
Zu blöd!

Is she in Scheibbs, in Lunz
In Ybbs, in Schruns
In Wulkaprodersdorf, in Attnang-Puchheim
Is she in Mistelbach, in Stinkenbrunn
In Zwettl or in lovely Wieselburg?
All I know, she's gone an'
Somewhere im gscherten Joglländ
My poor baby!

Is she in Hadersdorf-Weidlingau
In Kaisermühlen und Gänserndorf, Amstetten
Is she in Breitenfurt, in Klagenfurt
In Gurgl or in Fuschl or in Graz?
Tell me where's my baby
Or I'm certainly going nuts –
Sonst wer i narrisch!

Is she in Oberlaa
Is she in Unterlaa
Is she in Erlaa
Or is she in Laa an der Thaya?
Dann schrei i Feia!
Is she in Bruck an der Mur
Oder Ybbs an der Donau
Or is she in Bruck an der Leitha
And so weiter?
This is no Genuss –
I sing the Bundesbahn-Blues
For my Baby!

I ask the Bahnhofsvorstand, I ask the Kassier
I ask the man who sells the heisse Würstel!
I ask the Fahrdienstleiter, the man with the beer
I even ask the Putzfrau with the Bürstel!

Nobody could tell me
Where my Baby might be –
Not even Mister Walbrunner!

Since then I'm travelling through this country
Using still the Bundesbahn
From Bludenz to Marchegg
Looking for my Baby
From Braunau to Sankt Veit an der Glan
But my Baby is weg!

I'm wearing out my shoes
Singing the Bundesbahnblues
Singing the Bundesbahnblues
Boboboboo-boboboooo

Written by:

Gerhard Bronner