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Was klappert im Hause so laut? horch,...

Language: German (Deutsch)

Was klappert im Hause so laut? horch, horch!
Ich glaub, ich glaube, das ist der Storch.

Das war der Storch. Seid, Kinder, nur still,
Und hört, was gern ich erzählen euch will.

Er hat euch gebracht ein Brüderlein
Und hat gebissen Mutter ins Bein.

Sie liegt nun krank, doch freudig dabei,
Sie meint, der Schmerz zu ertragen sei.

Das Brüderlein hat euer gedacht,
Und Zuckerwerk die Menge gebracht,

Doch nur von den süßen Sachen erhält,
Wer artig ist und still sich verhält.

Translation(s): ENG FRE

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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 (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "What is clicking so loudly in the house", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La cigogne claquetante", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2010-09-24T00:00:00.
Last modified: 2014-06-16T10:04:01
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Word count: 82

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