by Hans Bötticher (1883 - 1934)
Translation © by Gary Bachlund (b. 1947)

Liebens Malzbonbon
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Es war einmal ein schlimmer Husten,
Der hörte gar nicht auf zu pusten.
Zwar kroch er hinter eine Hand,
Was jedermann manierlich fand.
Und doch hat ihn der Doktor Lieben
Mit Liebens Malzbonbon vertrieben.


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

  • ENG English (Gary Bachlund) , "Lieben's Malt Flavored Cough Drops", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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Lieben's Malt Flavored Cough Drops
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
A terrible cough there once was
That simply did what coughing does.
It hid behind a held-up hand
Which was well-mannered, right and planned.
And for this cough Doctor Lieben's shops
Manufactured Lieben's malt flavored cough drops.


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