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»Es ist ein Schuß gefallen

Language: German (Deutsch)

»Es ist ein Schuß gefallen,
Mein! sagt, wer schoß da drauß?«
Es ist der junge Jäger, 
Der schieß im Hinsterhaus.

Die Spatzen in dem Garten
Die machen viel Verdruß.
Zwei Spatzen und ein Schneider
Die fielen von dem Schuß;

Die Spatzen von den Schroten,
Der Schneider von dem Schreck;
Die Spatzen in die Schoten,
Der Schneider in den _____.

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 unknown, rhymed paraphrase, copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:30
Line count: 12
Word count: 59

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Just now I heard a gunshot!

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

"Just now I heard a gunshot!
What could it be? Oh, my!"
It was a thoughtless hunter,
Whose gun went off nearby.

The sparrows in the garden
Were quite the hunter's prey.
Two sparrows and a tailor
Dropped over then, that day.

The sparrows fell from buckshot,
The tailor dropped with fright;
The birds fell in the laundry,
The tailor? A schmutzig sight!

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Text added to the website: 2010-02-02.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:03:33
Line count: 12
Word count: 63