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Hochländisches Wiegenlied

Language: German (Deutsch) after the Scottish (Scots)

   Schlafe, süßer, kleiner Donald,
Ebenbild des großen Ronald!
Wer ihm kleinen Dieb gebar,
Weiß der edle Clan auf's Haar.
   Schelm, hast Äuglein schwarz wie Kohlen!
Wenn du groß bist, stiehl ein Fohlen;
Geh' die Ebne ab und zu,
Bringe heim 'ne Carlisle Kuh!
   Darfst im Niederland nicht fehlen;
Dort, mein Bübchen, magst du stehlen;
Stiehl dir Geld und stiehl dir Glück,
Und in's Hochland komm zurück!

Translation(s): CAT DUT ENG

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Confirmed with Robert Burns’ Gedichte deutsch von W. Gerhard, Leipzig: Verlag von Joh. Ambr. Barth, 1840, page 233

Submitted by Pilar Lirio and Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]


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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Marta Garcia Cadena) , "La cançó de bressol de la terra alta", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Hooglands wiegenlied", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Highland lullaby", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2003-11-19.
Last modified: 2016-01-13 12:09:49
Line count: 12
Word count: 67

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La cançó de bressol de la terra alta

Language: Catalan (Català) after the German (Deutsch)

Dorm, dolç, el meu petit Donald,
Viu retrat del gran Ronald!
El nostre noble clan sap molt bé,
qui va concebre el petit lladre.

tu ullviu, tens els ullets negres com carbó!
Quan siguis gran, roba un poltre,
Viatjaràs per la terra amunt I avall,
I portaràs a casa una vaca Carlisle!

A la terra baixa no pots faltar,
Allà, el meu ninet, roba!
Roba diners I roba felicitat,
I torna a la terra alta de nou!

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Text added to the website: 2011-09-27.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:37
Line count: 12
Word count: 77