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Ik wull, wi weern noch kleen, Jehann

Language: Plattdeutsch

Ik wull, wi weern noch kleen, Jehann,
  Do weer de Welt so grot!
Wi seten op den Steen, Jehann,
  Weest noch? bi Nawers Sot.
    An Heben seil de stille Maan,
    Wi segen, wa he leep,
    Un snacken, wa de Himmel hoch
    Un wa de Sot wul deep.

Weest noch, wa still dat weer, Jehann?
  Dar röhr keen Blatt an Bom.
So is dat nu ni mehr, Jehann,
  As höchstens noch in Drom.
    Och ne, wenn do de Scheper sung,
    Alleen, int wide Feld:
    Ni wahr, Jehann? dat weer en Ton!
    De eenzige op de Welt.

Mitünner inne Schummerntid
  Denn ward mi so to Mod,
Denn löppt mit langs den Rügg so hitt,
  As domals bi den Sot.
    Denn dreih ik mi so hasti um,
    As weer ik nich alleen:
    Doch Allens, wat ik finn, Jehann,
    Dat is - ik sta un ween.


Translation(s): GER

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  • Also set in German (Deutsch), a translation by Klaus Groth (1819 - 1899) , "Mein Johann" by Friedrich Ernst Arnold Werner Nolopp, Eduard Seuffert.

Text added to the website: 2009-11-14.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:27
Line count: 24
Word count: 142

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