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Es war eine gelbe Zitrone

Language: German (Deutsch)

Es war eine gelbe Zitrone,
Die lag unter einer Kanone,
Und deshalb bildete sie sich ein,
Eine Kanonenkugel zu sein.
Der Kanonier im ersten Glied,
Der merkte aber den Unterschied.

Bemerkt sei noch zu diesem Lied,
Ein Unterschied ist kein Oberschied.

Translation(s): ENG

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , title 1: "A yellow lemon", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2007-05-12.
Last modified: 2016-10-28 09:14:21
Line count: 8
Word count: 41

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A yellow lemon

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

There was a yellow lemon,
That lay under a cannon,
And therefore imagined itself
To be a cannon ball.
The artilleryman of the first rank
Noticed the difference.

Take notice of this in this song,
A difference is no great divergence of opinion.

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Text added to the website: 2009-03-13.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:10
Line count: 8
Word count: 43