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Der Meister Zimmermann

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wer klopft und hämmert doch im Wald
Den lieben langen Tag,
Daß weit durch Feld und Thal hinschallt
Das Klopfen Schlag auf Schlag?
Das ist ein kleiner Zimmermann,
Versteht sein Werk nicht schlecht;
Er hämmert, was er hämmern kann,--
Das ist der Meister Specht.
Die Axt, die unser Zimmermann,
Das kleine Meisterlein,
So frisch und kräftig schwingen kann,
Das muß sein Schnabel sein.
Was haut es sich, was baut es sich,
Das Zimmermännlein dort?
Es baut kein Haus, und emsiglich
Haut es doch immerfort.
Nach Würmlein und nach Käferlein
Sucht er, das schmeckt nicht schlecht;
Drum mag er nimmer müßig sein,
Der kleine Meister Specht.

Confirmed with Mütterchen, erzähl uns was! Erzählungen, Gedichte, Lieder, Spiele, Rätsel und Sprüche für Kinderstube und Kindergarten, gesammelt und bearbeitet von Georg Paysen Petersen, Hamburg: Verlag von Otto Meißner, 1894, pages 145-146

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 12:15:08

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