Filler
Photo of Shira

 

 

PHOTO CREDIT: Above photo by John Rickman Photography, San Jose, California.

Die Zuckerpuppe aus der Bauchtanztruppe
(The Sugar Doll from the Belly Dance Troupe)

 

This page contains a translation into English of the lyrics to the kitschy 1963 German hit song "Die Zuckerpuppe aus der Bauchtanztruppe", which was sung by Bill Ramsey. Also included are the original German lyrics so you can sing along if you like.

Lyrics: Hans Bradtke
Music: Heinz Gietz

Song lyrics are provided for educational purposes. If you like the song, please purchase either the album or a download from an authorized source.

 

---------------

Listen to MP3 Clips of This Song

Note

Sung by Bill Ramsey

 

---------------

Lyrics

A man is admiring Zuleika, the "sugar doll" from the belly dance troupe, until she lifts her face veil and he discovers she's actually Elfrieda, a woman he knows from his home town!

German Lyrics

English Translation

Kennt ihr die Zuckerpuppe Do you know the sugar doll
aus der Bauchtanztruppe, from the belly dance troupe,
von der ganz Marokko spricht? that everyone in Morocco is talking about?
Die kleine süße Biene The cute little bee
mit der Tüllgardine with the curtain
vor dem Babydollgesicht? over her baby doll face?
Suleika, Suleika, Zuleika, Zuleika,
heißt die kleine Maus is the name of this small Mouse
heißt die Zuckerpuppe is the name of the sugar doll
aus der Bauchtanztruppe, from the belly dance troupe,
und genau so sieht sie aus. and that's exactly how she looks.
   
Da staunt der Vordere Orient, They amazed the Middle East,
da staunt der Hintere Orient, They amazed the Far East,
da staunt ein jeder, der sie kennt! They amazed everyone who knows them!
Und mancher Wüstensohn hat sie schon And many a son of the desert has already
als Fata Morgana gesehn. seen her in a mirage.
Ja, sogar mir, sogar mir Yes, even my, even my,
blieb bei ihr das Herz fast stehn. nearly stood still because of her.
   
Denn diese Zuckerpuppe So this sugar doll
aus der Bauchtanztruppe from the belly dance troupe
sah mich ohne Pause an. looked at me constantly.
Die kleine süße Biene The cute little bee
mit der Tüllgardine, With the curtain
die man nicht durchschauen kann. That you can't see through.
Suleika, Suleika tanzte auf mich los. Zuleika, Zuleika danced toward me.
Ja, die Zuckerpuppe Yes, the sugar doll
aus der Bauchtanztruppe from the belly dance troupe
setzte sich auf meinen Schoß. sat on my lap.
   
Da staunt der Vordere Orient, The Middle East is amazed,
da staunt der Hintere Orient, The Far East is amazed,
da staunt ein jeder, der sie kennt! Everyone who knows her is amazed!
Und mancher Wüstensohn hat sie schon And many a son of the desert has already
als Fata Morgana gesehn. seen her in a mirage.
Mir aber war im Moment nicht klar But at the moment I wasn't clear
was da geschehn. what happened there.
   
Denn diese Zuckerpuppe Then this sugar doll
aus der Bauchtanztruppe from the belly dance troupe
rückte näher peu a peu. Came closer, little by little.
Dann hob die süße Biene Then the sweet bee suddenly lifted
ihre Tüllgardine Her curtain high
vor mir plötzlich in die Höh'. right in front of me.
Elfriede, Elfriede, rief ich Elfrieda, Elfrieda, I shouted
durch den Saal, loudly enough to be heard throughout the room
denn die Zuckerpuppe because the sugar doll
aus der Bauchtanztruppe from the belly dance troupe
kannte ich aus Wuppertal! I knew from Wuppertal!

 

---------------

Where to Get Recordings of this Song

Souvenirs

Note

Listen to Clip

Artist: Bill Ramsey
CD Title: Souvenirs

 

---------------

About the Translator

This translation from German to English was created by Shira.

 

 

---------------

Copyright Notice

This entire web site is copyrighted. All rights reserved.

All articles, images, forms, scripts, directories, and product reviews on this web site are the property of Shira unless a different author/artist is identified. Material from this web site may not be posted on any other web site unless permission is first obtained from Shira.

Academic papers for school purposes may use information from this site only if the paper properly identifies the original article on Shira.net using appropriate citations (footnotes, end notes, etc.) and bibliography. Consult your instructor for instructions on how to do this.

If you wish to translate articles from Shira.net into a language other than English, Shira will be happy to post your translation here on Shira.net along with a note identifying you as the translator. This could include your photo and biography if you want it to. Contact Shira for more information. You may not post translations of Shira's articles on anybody else's web site, not even your own.

If you are a teacher, performer, or student of Middle Eastern dance, you may link directly to any page on this web site from either your blog or your own web site without first obtaining Shira's permission. Click here for link buttons and other information on how to link.

 

 

Explore more belly dance info:

Top >
Belly Dancing >
Middle Eastern Culture >
Index to Middle Eastern Music Section

 

Share this page!

On Google+
 

On Facebook
 

 

  Top > Belly Dancing > Middle Eastern Culture > Index to Middle Eastern Music Section

| Contact Shira | Links | Search this Site |