As The Crow Flies – Caw #3

Dan Crow

Dan Crow

By: Dan Crow

It’s wintertime in Germany
And I am tired and beat
The children on my airplane trip
Kept kicking at my seat

The plane set down in Frankfurt
And I hit the ausfarht sign
In German that means exit here
And they’re not hard to find

The Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle by the Neckar River in Germany

The Old Bridge and Heidelberg Castle by the Neckar River in Germany


I headed down to Heidelberg
To meet my German friends
The snow is falling as I do
For days it never ends

I did some shows at Ramstein
A U.S. Air Force Base
Then I met some teacher friends
We dined at Anna’s place

The PE Equipment room at Ramstein Elementary School in Germany.

The PE Equipment room at Ramstein Elementary School in Germany.


Colleen had sauerbraten
And I had putenbrust
Toni had some Zanderfisch
And George had bratenwurst

The next day was in Mannheim
A U.S. Army Post
I judged a chilli cookoff
There’s one I liked the most

The next day back to Heidelberg
To see the castle there
And walk along Neckar
Where Mark Twain used to stare

I loved this trip to Deutschland
Despite the icy snows
I even wrote a little song
And this is how it goes

“Next stop ausfarht,
Time to exit now
Next stop ausfarht,
Don’t go near that stau (traffic jam)”

Auf Wiedersehen to Marion
Bis Bald to Brian too
A special tchuss to sweet Maureen
My best to all of you

Danke

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