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Wenn's mitternächtigt und nicht Mond

Language: German (Deutsch)

Wenn's mitternächtigt und nicht Mond
noch Stern das Himmelshaus bewohnt,
läuft zwölfmal durch das Himmelshaus
  die Mitternachtsmaus.

Sie pfeift aus ihrem kleinen Maul, -
im Traume brüllt der Höllengaul...
Doch ruhig läuft ihr Pensum aus
  die Mitternachtsmaus.

Ihr Herr, der große weiße Geist,
ist nämlich solche Nacht verreist.
Wohl ihm! Es hütet ihm sein Haus
  die Mitternachtsmaus.

Translation(s): ENG 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):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "The midnight mouse", rhymed paraphrase, copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La souris de minuit", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2004-11-30.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:10
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Word count: 57

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