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Es flog einmal ein muntres Fliegel

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es flog einmal ein muntres Fliegel
Zu einem vollen Honigtiegel. 

Da tunkt es mit Zufriedenheit
Den Rüssel in die [Süßigkeit]1. 

Nachdem es dann genug geschleckt,
Hat es die Flüglein ausgereckt
Und möchte sich nach oben schwingen. 

Allein das Bein im Honigseim
Sitzt fest als wie in Vogelleim. 
Nun fängt das Fliegel an zu singen:

Ach, lieber Himmel, mach mich frei
Aus dieser süßen Sklaverei!

Ein Freund von mir, der dieses sah,
Der seufzte tief und rief: Ja, ja!

Translation(s): ENG

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1 Gál: "Flüssigkeit"

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  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , written 2010, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2008-10-04.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:07
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