PENNSYLVANIA DUTCH

Words and Music by Ron Ecker

Sung by Twila Powers




Pennsylvania Dutch is what we're called
Although we're German, we're not Dutch at all
My forefather came here without much
Just like a lot of Pennsylvania Dutch


Charming Nancy was the vessel's name
She brought that young man to this land of bounty
The early eighteenth century's when he came
And settled down to farm in Chester County



As Pennsylvania Dutch he made a life
A local German gal became his wife
Back in their native Deutschland things were such
They wound up raising Pennsylvania Dutch


Their descendants got the urge to roam
To Maryland, Ohio, Minnesota
Now Florida for some of us is home
The sunny South by way of South Dakota


Way back in Rotterdam he left the wharf
That nineteen-year-old lad from Wackersdorf
Aboard the Charming Nancy it was rough
But worth it to be Pennsylvania Dutch



Yes, Pennsylvania Dutch is what we're called
Although we're German, we're not Dutch at all
My forefather came here without much
Just like a lot of Pennsylvania Dutch


They've got that hard-working common touch
And I'm proud my genes are Pennsylvania Dutch



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Copyright 2007 by Ronald L. Ecker



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