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Vier Galgenlieder

Word count: 187

Song Cycle by Gerhard Dorda (b. 1932)

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1. Igel und Agel [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): ENG ENG ENG FIN

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  • ENG English (Bertram Kottmann) , "Hedge-hug-hog", copyright © 2007, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Hedgehog and Hedge-hag", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English [singable] (Walter A. Aue) , "Hedgehog and Hedgehag", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Siili ja havunneulanen", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Ein Igel saß auf einem Stein
und blies auf einem Stachel sein.
Schalmeiala, schalmeialü!
Da kam sein Feinslieb Agel
und tat ihm schnigel schnagel
zu seinen Melodein.
Schnigula schnagula
schnaguleia lü!

Das Tier verblies sein Flötenhemd...
"Wie siehst Du aus so furchtbar fremd!?"
Schalmeiala, schalmeialü -
Feins Agel ging zum Nachbar, ach!
Den Igel aber hat der Bach
zum Weiher fortgeschwemmt.
Wigula wagula
waguleia wü
tü tü ...


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2. Fisches Nachtgesang [ sung text not verified ]

Language: Fish Language

Translation(s): ENG

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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Fish's night song"


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3. Das Mondschaf [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

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Das Mondschaf sagt sich selbst gut Nacht,
d. h., es wurde überdacht
von seinem eigenen Denker:
Der übergibt dies alles sich
mit einem kurzen Federstrich
als seinem eigenen Henker.


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4. Das große Lalula [ sung text not verified ]

Language: German (Deutsch)

Translation(s): FIN

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  • FIN Finnish (Suomi) (Erkki Pullinen) , "Suuri Lalula", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Kroklokwafzi? Semememi!
Seiokrontro - prafriplo:
Bifzi, bafzi; hulalemi;
quasti basti bo ...
Lalu lalu lalu lalu la!

Hontraruru miromente
zasku zes rü rü?
Entepente, leiolente
klekwapufzi lü?
Lalu lalu lalu lalu la!

Simarar kos malzipempu
silzuzankunkrei (;)!
Marjomar dos: Quempu Lempu
Siri Suri Sei ( )!
Lalu lalu lalu lalu la!


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