From time-to-time I’ll be posting some of my own accordion arrangements for you to download and (hopefully) enjoy playing. Just my way of saying “thanks” for being a visitor to my website.
And what better way to kick things off than with something in honor of Oktoberfest, which starts today in Munich!
I’ve never been, but I hear that it’s in tents! (Ba-dum-psssh…)
Anyway, here’s the beer hall favorite Du, du liegst mir im Herzen…
Those of us who learned accordion using the excellent Palmer-Hughes method books will no doubt recognize Du, du liegst mir im Herzen as the basis for volume 1’s Dreaming. P&H just modified the melody a bit to simplify the fingering.
I’m using the Marlene Dietrich version as inspiration for the somewhat unusual chord progression here. I think it makes the song a lot more harmonically interesting.
Also, I’m only going through the “Ja, ja, ja, ja…” part once per repeat. But you often hear it played twice in a row, so feel free to repeat those bars if you like. It is, after all, the one part that even those who don’t know German get to sing along with!