These are a few of my favorite German country-western song titles

I always enjoy seeing what people from other cultural backgrounds think is most worth celebrating about my own culture—usually the result is frightening or hilarious, sometimes both. Anyway, I put this list together a few years back after a couple of mesmerized hours exploring Amazon.de, and sent it off to McSweeney’s. It was rejected. Just about all these songs are by the two big names in the German Country-Music-Szene: Tom Astor and the band Truck Stop. Incidentally, many of my own ancestors were Germans who emigrated to Texas in the mid-19th century, though I don’t think they ever listened to stuff quite like this.


Ich steh’ auf Jeans und Country Music
Wenn es Nacht wird in Old Tuscon
Der wilde, wilde Westen
Hier spricht der Truck
Howdy, Howdy
Ich und mein Diesel
Sturm und Drang

Trucker, Cowboy, Mann
Mama steht auf Jesus
Die Cowboys der Nation
Highway Helden
Banditos der Liebe
Komm her du bist mein Cowboy
Ich bin CB-Funker
Cisco, Lucius, Erich, Uwe, Teddy und ich
Cowboys küssen besser
Keine Angst (die Nacht ist warm)
Blue Jeans, Rock ‘n’ Roll und Elvis
Mit dem Hammer in der Hand
Der Trabbi und der Truck
Transitcowboy
Dieselknecht
Darf mein Hund in die Himmel?
Cowboys und Texasboots
Danke, Johnny Cash
Hallo John Wayne
Hinnerk, der Supertrucker
Traktormann
Deine Freiheit heisst Whiskey
Doktor Countrymusic
Freizeit Cowboy
Ich hab’ den Honky Tonk Blues
Nashville Traum
Mit dem Jeep durch den Canyon
1000 und 1 Nacht (Zoom!)

Originally published at culture-making.com.

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