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Wer hat die schönsten Schäfchen?

Language: German (Deutsch)

[Wer hat die schönsten Schäfchen?]1
Die hat der [gold'ne]2 Mond,
Der hinter [unsern]3 Bäumen
Am Himmel [drüben]4 wohnt.

Er kommt am späten Abend,
Wenn alles schlafen will,
Hervor aus seinem Hause
Zum Himmel leis' und still.

Dann weidet er die Schäfchen
Auf seiner [blauen]5 Flur,
Denn all' die weißen Sterne
Sind seine Schäfchen nur.

Sie tun [sich]6 nichts zu Leide
Hat eins das and're gern,
Und [Schwestern sind und Brüder]7
Da droben Stern [an]8 Stern.

Und soll ich dir ein's bringen,
So darfst du niemals schrei'n,
Mußt freundlich wie die Schäfchen
Und wie ihr Schäfer sein.


Translation(s): ENG FRE

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1 Dresel: "Die allerschönsten Schäfchen"
2 Sandberger: "liebe"
3 Reichardt: "jenen"
4 Reichardt: "droben"
5 Sandberger: "bunten"
6 Reichardt: "uns"
7 Sandberger: "Schwester sind und Bruder"
8 Dresel: "am"

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Who has the most beautiful little sheep?", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2007-08-19.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:27
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