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Als ich ein kleiner Bube war

Language: German (Deutsch)

Als ich ein kleiner Bube war,
War ich ein kleiner Lump;
Zigarren raucht' ich heimlich schon,
Trank auch schon Bier auf Pump.

Zur Hose hing das Hemd heraus,
Die Stiefel lief ich krumm,
Und statt zur Schule hinzugeh'n,
Strich ich im Wald herum.

Wie hab' ich's doch seit jener Zeit
So herrlich weit gebracht! -
Die Zeit hat aus dem kleinen Lump
'n großen Lump gemacht.

Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


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 1: "When I was a little lad", 2011, copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website: 2011-12-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:44
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Word count: 66

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