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Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn ich groß bin, wenn ich groß bin,
     Dann weiß ich, was ich werd',--
     Ich werde ein Reiter,
     Ein Reiter zu Pferd!
Wenn ich groß bin, wenn ich groß bin,
     Dann reit' ich hinaus
     Und bleibe nicht immer
     Hinter'm Ofen zu Haus!
Wenn ich groß bin, wenn ich groß bin,
     Dann streit' ich im Feld
     Wohl mit den Franzosen
     Als wackerer Held!
Wenn ich groß bin, wenn ich groß bin,
     Dann jag' ich im Nu
     Euch, daß ihr verlieret
     Die Strümpf und die Schuh!
Wenn ich groß bin, wenn ich groß bin,
     Wie gern' möcht' ich's sein,
     Und bin doch so jung noch,
     Und bin noch so klein!

Confirmed with Kinder-Lieder von G. Ch. Dieffenbach, Mainz: Verlag von C.G. Kunze, 1854, page 97

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Text added to the website: 2016-04-13 00:00:00.
Last modified: 2016-04-13 11:55:50
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