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Die Bachstelze

Language: German (Deutsch) after the German (Deutsch)

   Was geht dort für ein Stelzenfuß
Am Bächlein kreuz und quer,
Und wackelt mit dem Schwänzlein doch
So hurtig hin und her?
 
   Bachstelzchen ist's, -- es hüpft so keck
Und leicht von Stein zu Stein,
Schaut mit den Augen hell und klar
Froh in die Welt hinein!
 
   Ein Würmlein ist sein Mittagsschmaus,
Sein Trank das Bachlein dort.
Es flattert hin, es flattert her,
Und fliegt dann hurtig fort.
 
   Bachsteltzchen hat nicht Sorg' und Not,
Kann immer lustig sein;
Der liebe Gott im Himmel sorgt
Auch für die Vögelein!


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