Once a little German girl lonely and sad,
Came to merry England from her Fatherland.
Looking for her sweetheart whose front name was Fritz,
And he played the Trombone in some German Band:
She searched round the City by night and by day.
And asked evry one on the way.

Chorus: Has any one seen a German Band?
German Band, German Band.
I've been looking about all upon my own.
I've searched ev'ry street both near and far,
near and far, yah, yah, yah.
I want my Fritz, vot plays twiddly bits
On der big trombone.

"Fritz was very fond of me," Katrina said.
"When he was in Germany over the seas;
And he used to come round to mine Fader's house,
He'd make love and eat all our Limburcheese.
He'd serenade me with 'The watch on the Rhine',
And I thought his trombone divine."


"Perhaps you wonder why I am over here now."
Said the little Katrina. "I'll tell you true.
There's another girl and she's stolen my Fritz,
She gives him sweet kisses, and saurkrout too;
But wait till I meet him, I'll get back mine own,
I'll jump two times on his trombone."


Written and composed by A.J. Mills & Bennett Scott - 1907
Performed by Florrie Forde (1876-1940)
Performed by Ella Retford (1886-1962)
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