Back from the Oktoberfest - off topic - Chicken dance = Duck dance

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by katharinad, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Last edited: Dec 26, 2010
  2. MrsDuck

    MrsDuck In the Brooder

    Aug 6, 2010
    Western WA
    It was great to meet you! Looks like we should have come back when things were really going on - thanks for sharing all the pictures. I guess we'll have to try next year. [​IMG]
  3. Hi! Sounds like you two had fun!
  4. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    Painful fun I would say. I'm still aching all over.
    My ducks were really upset when I got back home. They did not want treats, nor did they want to go back into the ducks house for the night. They ignored me all day yesterday. Today I was their best friend again. Didn't think they would get the nasty with me.
  5. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Songster

    May 26, 2010
    Waterford, Michigan

    I love the Octoberfest!
    It looks like you do it up right in Washington.
    wow, a wiener dog race.
    i love my wiener dog, wish i could get her a costume.
  6. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

    They played the "Chicken Dance" all the time and the children loved it. Only it is not really the chicken dance. The original song was written by a German, by the name of Werner Thomas, living in Switzerland in the 1950's. He wrote it for his children watching their ducks on the pond. It was called the Ententanz, which means duck dance in English. The song became very famous and a favorite at the Oktoberfests for young and old alike. The lyrics are cute too. In 1981 a band from Germany, called the Heilbronn Band, was hired for the Tulsa Oktoberfest to play. They forgot their duck costume in Germany, so they frantically searched for one in Tulsa. All they were able to get was a chicken costume, donated by a local radio station, and afterwards everyone called it the Chicken dance. Only that the movement is the one of a duck. Go figure! Now ask a German about the chicken dance and they will draw a blank face. You start to hum the song and they say yes it's the duck dance.

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