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Viktoria! Viktoria!

Language: German (Deutsch)

Viktoria! Viktoria! 
Der kleine weiße Zahn ist da.
Du Mutter! komm, und Groß und Klein
Im Hause! kommt, und kuckt hinein,
Und seht den hellen weißen Schein.  

Der Zahn soll Alexander heißen.
»Du liebes Kind! Gott halt' ihn dir gesund,
Und geb' dir Zähne mehr in deinen kleinen Mund
Und immer was dafür zu beißen!«

Translation(s): ENG

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Confirmed with Matthias Claudius Werke. Erster Band, Original-Ausgabe, Gotha, Friedrich Andreas Perthes, 1865, pages 80-81.

Note: "Viktoria" is spelled "Victoria" in Loewe's edition.

Submitted by Lawrence Snyder


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

  • ENG English (Lawrence Snyder) , title 1: "The tooth", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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