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Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf

Language: German (Deutsch)

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf,
am Himmel steht ein Schaf,
das Schaf, das ist aus Wasserdampf
und kämpft wie du den Lebenskampf.
Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf.

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf,
die Sonne frißt das Schaf,
sie leckt es weg vom blauen Grund
mit langer Zunge, wie ein Hund.
Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf.

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf.
Nun ist es fort, das Schaf.
Es kommt der Mond und schilt sein Weib;
die läuft ihm weg, das Schaf im Leib.
Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf.

Translation(s): 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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "Berceuse de l'enfant du gibet", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-11-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:10
Line count: 15
Word count: 75

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