This is a yodeling song about taking a boat trip in Switzerland from Lucerne to Weggis.

Yodeling began as a way of communicating over long distances in mountainous regions. It's believed that people as early as the Stone Ages yodeled! Yodeling songs developed later and originally had no words, only sounds. In the 19th century, yodeling songs with lyrics became popular in the Swiss Alps, especially in the 1830's. This song was written in 1832.

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Notes

Hopsassa is a word you say when you jump.

"One of the most popular Swiss songs." -Barbara

Written by Johann Lüthi in 1832 after taking a boat trip from Lucerne to Weggis.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Barbara Ammann for translating this song into French. Translated into English by Monique and Lisa.

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