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Maienkafer summen

Language: German (Deutsch)

Maienkafer summen
Durch die Luft und brummen,
          Freuen sich
Daß es nicht mehr stürmt und schneit,
Daß nach rauher Winterzeit
Endlich ist der Mai erschienen,
Und die Bäume blüh'n und grünen.
     Surre, surre, Käferlein,
     Mai wird bald vorüber sein;
     Singe, singe froh dein Lied,
     Eh' er ganz vorüber zieht!
Maienkäfer, fliege,
Daß ich dich nicht kriege!--
          Bist jetzt mein!
Sollst ja nicht in's enge Haus,
Strecke nur die Hörnlein aus;
[Hurtig]1 laß die Flügel schwirren,
Durch die Welt dahin zu irren!
     Surre, surre, Käferlein,
     Mai wird bald vorüber sein;
     Freue dich noch manchen Tag,
     Eh' der Winter kommen mag!

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Confirmed with Kinder-Lieder von G. Ch. Dieffenbach, Mainz: Verlag von C.G. Kunze, 1854, page 45

1 Abt: "Lustig"

Submitted by Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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