On a mountain in Switzerland yo lo lo lo lo (yo lo lo ay ee)
There lived a fair young maiden
Lovely , but lonely yo oh oh oh
Day after day , she'd pine her heart away
Yo lo lo lo lo ay ay
But no love came her way
One day her Papa say ,
'Some day , we'll go down to the village in the valley,
There you'll meet a nice young man ,
he'll ask for your hand and you'll be hand and you'll be happy.'
Oom pa pa , oom pa pa papa
Oom pa pa oom pa pa papa pah (twice)
But every day she grew unhappier ,
on a mountain in Switzerland yo lo lo lo lo (yo lo lo ay ee)
Every day a little bit lonelier ,
which way to turn , which way to go.
Day after day , she'd pine her heart away ,
Yo lo lo lo lo ay ay , but no love came her way.
Some say the maiden's dream never came true ,
She never got to go to the valley .
If she did or not I really don't know ,
Wo oh oh oh , did she die unhappy?
I'd rather think she found her love ,
Wouldn't you rather think she did find love?
Somewhere , some way , yodelay de yay , yodelay de yay