Songs for vocals and diatonic accordion

A book for (almost) all:
  • For all who love singing like us.
  • For all, who like to have fun with the diatonic accordion and other instruments at parties and on the road.
  • For all, who are searching for a repertory appropriate for the diatonic accordion (with it's few chords) and offering something for all opportunities.
  • For all who love the songs, but always forget the words!

Because we or our friend often forget the words of the songs, because our repertory is small and our friends always ask: "What else could you play?". Tis is the ultimative answer for all of these questions. All songs fit to our instruments:

  • vocals,
  • diatonic accordion,
  • sax, flutes,
  • xylophon and percussion

English version

Most of the songs presented here are shipped with a german text. But I hope soon, to be obtain more english version. With the help of you? So please check the melodies and if you know a text, don't hesitate email us!


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You are able to download the actual version of the songbook, to read it offline. The file is a PK Zip 2 compatible file of less than 300k (don't like to change it all the time!). If you are not at our homepage, it will be the best to go there, because here you'll find the most actual version. Our homepage is at:

Then you can download the following

Children Songs

Most of the song are (for our own childs) songs for childs. But according to our experience, adults loving them too. You have to see them! The 3 pig song (which hasn't been translated yet) is the most powerful argument. Sometimes a 2nd voice is included. This was written for childs 6-10 years old playinng flute and/or Orph's instruments. For the bass Xylophon we havn't got all of the tones needed, so they are restricted too. But sometimes you'll realize, that the children were quite fit!


Tabulature (I don't know the appropriate english word) is way to note the melodies for a diatonic accordion. With the diatonic accordion one button will lead to a different pitch during for pushing than for pulling the instrument. This is where the name "diatonic" comes from.. Daher auch der Name "diatonisch". Sometime they call the instrument Hand-organ too, because it works in a similar way than the mouth-organ.

The tabulature is nothing else, than to note each button by a number, which ich counted from bottom (lowest pitch) to top (highest pitch). There are numerous variation for this notation, here is ours:

Tones and it's tabulature when pushing

Tones and it's tabulature when pulling

3rd row 2nd row 1st row
Bass au=C iu=F 7=B
Accord Cdur Fdur 2"=G# 6=G
>> << 5'=A
Bass ao=G E 1"=D# 5=D
Accord Gdur Edur 4=B
3rd row 2nd row 1st row
Bass au=G iu=F -7=A
Accord Gdur Fdur -2"=A# -6=F#
<< >> -5'=G
Bass ao=D io=A -1"=C# -5=E
Accord Ddur Amoll -4=C

Normally with the diatonic accordion, the notes are arranged in a way, that with all buttons pressed you acchieve a chord. For the outer row for instance you'll hear an C-chord by pushing the instrument. This is not so with our instrument! The G/A-button of the midlle row (5') is turned into a A/G button! Now we have the A e.g. G note with pushing and pulling (in different rows) and thereby obtaining more freedom choosing the chords.

If you have an accordion, which dosn't support the third row (with it's two buttons), don't worry ! You ca use the first buttons of both of the rows instead!

Where did the songs come from?

All of the song are not composed by us! If we knew the original authors we mention them. But as the song book is in use a long time, we don't have the originals anymore. All who knew about a missing author, please send us a message!

Of course no guaranty is given for the note's correctness! Sometimes we have written them just out of the memory. Who knows a more correct notation, please email us!

Please email us!

If you've found some errors, or if you have notation of songs, which you want to give to us, please email to! For new songs it would be the best, if you send them in the form of three files containig:

  1. Words as *.txt, *.htm, *.doc file
  2. Notes with tabualture as *.wmf, *.ps *.cdr file (or another vektorformat) and if nothing else is availible a *.gif file
  3. song as General Midi file (*.mid) or with a notation/sequencer-program like *.cap (Capella) or *.all (Qbase).

Then we can implement them much quicker. So we wish the a lot of fun
Barbara, Heino, Nikola und Kilian.

© 1998