Talk:Wochenend und Sonnenschein
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Which came first: Happy Days or Wochenend
I think the redirect of Happy Days are Here Again to Wochenend und Sonnenschein isn't correct, nor is the suggestion that the German song was composed first. Please object if you disagree; otherwise I'll probably reorganize these two sites when I get time.
I've found a web-site indicating the following for Happy Days are Here Again: Music by Milton Ager; lyrics by Jack Yellen. Written in 1929 for the movie Chasing Rainbows (1930). 
The copyright for the Wochenend und Sonnenschein song (see Comedian Humorists article on de.wikipedia) indicates that the German lyrics were copyrighted in 1930 by Charles Amberg, with Milton Ager also credited.
The Wochenend und Sonnenschein song is quite delightful; I prefer the Amberg lyrics to the Yellen ones.EAS 04:27, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
- Agree; the English version appears to be the original. de:Charles Amberg indicats the same. --jpgordon∇∆∇∆ 14:00, 23 October 2006 (UTC)
- So now the question arises: why do we have an article on this song at all? It's pretty much unknown in this form in the English-speaking world, I think. --jpgordon∇∆∇∆ 01:55, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
Good point. I had considered integrating this article into the "Happy Days" article (not yet written, but not difficult), but thought it wouldn't interest readers looking at that. Perhaps the little article I've written should be translated & installed at de.wikipedia. I'll reflect a little more on this.EAS 15:21, 24 October 2006 (UTC)
I posted some "Happy Days Are Here Again" text, and removed the redirect at that article to this one. I also modified the links in 2 articles. They had linked directly to "Wochenend" on the song title "Happy Days Are Here Again;" they now point to the "Happy Days" article.EAS 14:51, 26 October 2006 (UTC)