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Lied eines Knaben

Language: German (Deutsch)

   Ruhig, ruhig, ruhig will ich sein.
Wie ein Lämmlein auf der Weide liegen.
Mich zufüßen einem Hirten schmiegen.
Ruhig will ich sein.

   Ruhig, ruhig, ruhig will ich sein.
Wie ein Lämmlein fromm die Scheere leiden,
daß die Andern warm sich können kleiden.
Ruhig will ich sein.

   Ruhig will ich sein.
Heute ist mein [Jugendtrotz]1 verdorben,
meine süße Mutter ist gestorben.
Ruhig werd' ich sein.

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Alfred Mombert, Tag und Nacht. Gedichte, Heidelberg: Verlag von J. Hörning, 1894, page 6

1 Horwitz: "Trotz"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor] and Harry Joelson


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Song of a boy", copyright © 2017, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-07-08.
Last modified: 2017-05-12 05:21:34
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