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Und der Nachbarssohn, der Ruprecht

Language: German (Deutsch)

Und der Nachbarssohn, der Ruprecht,
  Wie oft der des Tages kam;
Denn wir spielten ja im dunklen Hausflur
  Immer Braut und Bräutigam.

Und der grüne Puppenwagen,
  Der war unser grösstes Glück:
Unsre Kinder schliefen drinne,
  Unsre Kinder, meine Puppen - dreizehn Stück.

Translation(s): CAT FRE

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

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:35
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Et le fils du voisin, Ruprecht

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

Et le fils du voisin, Ruprecht,
Combien de fois il venait chaque jour ;
Alors nous jouions dans le hall sombre
Toujours au marié et à la mariée.

Et le landau vert
Était notre plus grand trésor :
Nos enfants dormaient à l'intérieur,
Nos enfants, mes poupées, au nombre de treize.

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Translated titles:
"Kindergeschichte" = "Histoire d'enfants"
"Mädchengeschichte" = "Histoire des filles"


  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2016 by Guy Laffaille, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.


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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Ludwig Jacobowski (1868 - 1900), "Kindergeschichte" CAT
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Georg Göhler, Max Reger. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2016-07-03.
Last modified: 2016-07-05 14:38:52
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Word count: 51