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Still, wie so still 's ist Mitternacht...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Still, wie [so]1 still 's ist Mitternacht schon,
Drunten [beim Fenster]2 duftet der Mohn,
Duftet so leise, [du merkst]3 es kaum,
Schläfert [mein Kind in tiefen Traum!]4

Liese, kleine Liese, thu's Beinchen hinein,
[Guckt]5 durch das Fenster der Mondenschein,
Sagt es den [Bäumen]6, die draußen stehn,
Daß er dein [nacktes]7 Beinchen gesehn.

Früh, wenn der Wind kommt, schwatzen sie's aus,
Hört es der Spatz und die Katz' aus dem Haus;
Lachen die Blumen [all' so]8 sehr,
[Daß]9 uns're Liese ein Strampelchen wär'.

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1 omitted by Baldamus, Hermann, and Hildach; further changes may exist for Hermann not shown above.
2 omitted by Reger.
3 Baldamus: "man merkt"
4 Reger: "das Kind in Traum."
5 Baldamus: "Kuckt" (typo?)
6 Reger: "Blumen"
7 Reger: "nackendes"
8 Baldamus: "allesamt"; Reger: "alle so"
9 Baldamus, Reger: "Weil"

Submitted by Harry Joelson


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