Surreal Saturday: New Bibi Hendl

Since you couldn’t get enough of Takeo Ischi last week, I found another YouTube video to satisfy your fascination with this chicken yodeler.  He even has his own wiki page.   Here’s a snippet about this 69 year old wonder:

“Ischi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.  In high school, he was a loner, but it was during this time that he first heard yodeling on the radio.  Following his father, Ischi went to university for mechanical engineering. In his spare time he became engrossed with the zither and the hammered dulcimer, and learned to play these instruments. Using Franzl Lang‘s records, he taught himself to yodel, and began performing on Japanese television. During a six-month period where he studied abroad in Germany, Ischi went to Switzerland, where he sang at a beer hall in Zurich. He soon started earning money from this. From there he sang in front of Lang, his idol, and Lang took him under his wing. He performed on television with Maria Hellwig, and after that became known in German language circles as the “Japanese yodeler.”


Takeo Ischi – New Bibi Hendl (Chicken Yodeling) 2011

Takeo Ischi – New Bibi Hendl (Chicken Yodeling) 2011 .. Yodelmeister Mister Takeo Ischi Wiar i bin auf d’Alm aufi ganga hab mer wolln mei Bibi-Henderl fange. Gel mei Bibi-Hendl, gel bi-bi gel mei Bibi-Hendl, jetzt duckst Di! (Jodeln) Wiar i bin im Wald aussi kemma ham’s ma wolln mei Bibi-Henderl nehma.


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