Forget Scrappy–Meet Schnappi!

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From Patrick Di Justo, via my friend Paul Boutin‘s blog:

“A four year old girl, with her father’s help, created a silly
song about a German cartoon character, Schnappi the Little
Crocodile.

The song has been number one on the German charts for the past 4
weeks. It has just reached number one in Austria, and his pretty
high on other European charts as well. It has been made into
dance mixes. An english version is going to be released next
week.

There’s a reason why the word “kitsch” is German.”

11 thoughts on “Forget Scrappy–Meet Schnappi!”

  1. I need the words to schnappi in English so I can understand it, my little 3 year old Grandson loves the song but we don’t know what she is singing please help.

  2. here is the australian words:

    I am Snappy, the little crocodile
    I come from Egypt, located at the Nile
    I was trapped in my egg at first,
    But snip-snap-snap and then it burst.

    Snip Snap Snappy
    Snappy Snappy Snap
    Snip Snap Snappy
    Snappy Snappy Snap

    I am Snappy, the little crocodile
    I have sharp teeth, show lots with every smile
    I snap up everything I smell,
    I snap because I can so well

    Snip Snap Snappy
    Snappy Snappy Snap
    Snip Snap Snappy
    Snappy Snappy Snap

    I am Snappy, the little crocodile
    I like to snap because it makes me smile
    For my Mom, I?ll set a little trap
    And then she?ll see how well that I can snap

    Snip Snap Snappy
    Snappy Snappy Snap
    Snip Snap Snappy
    Snappy Snappy Snap

    I am Snappy, the little crocodile
    I could go on snapping for a while
    I?ll just bite my Papa on the toe
    And then off to sleep I go

    Snip Snap Snappy
    Snappy Snappy Snap
    Snip Snap Snappy
    Snappy Snappy Snap.

  3. it is one of the most annoying songs that i have ever hered in my life and i really dislike it, i am force to listen to it because of my girlfriend, it is a dodgy song and i hope she sees that sooner then later.

    yours truely, someone pissed off

  4. wel it is alright so yeh um i like it and but i think they should get a single of the song in english and the grl who sing it is good, the only reason i got it is to piis my mum off she treally hates it and the more i listen to it i like it more.

    i like it cause it pisses my mum off

  5. My English translation of “Schnappi das Kleine Krokodil”. My video is here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS0Z6Xmkmas

    Not a literal translation, but fits the meaning of the original. Here are the lyrics:

    I am Snappy the Little Crocodile,
    I come from Egypt. I live out on the Nile.
    At first I was inside an egg,
    and then – Schni schnap! – I finally got away.
    (Chorus)
    I am Snappy the Little Crocodile,
    I have sharp teeth. I have a pretty smile!
    I’ll snap at you – you’d better watch your tail,
    I’ll snap at me, because I snap so well!
    (Chorus)
    I am Snappy the Little Crocodile,
    When I play I’m snapping all the while,
    At the crypt I make the mummies run,
    But when I snap I’m only having fun!
    (Chorus)
    I am Snappy the Little Crocodile,
    When I play I try not to go wild,
    When my Daddy puts me to bed,
    I go to sleep and bite him on the leg.
    (Chorus)
    fin

    In C Major. Chords used: C, G, F, Am/C

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