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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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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
Line count: 12
Word count: 66

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When I was a little lad

Language: English after the German (Deutsch)

When I was just a little lad,
I was quite the scoundrel too.
I'd sneak cigars when home alone
And sneak golden beery brew.

My shirt tails trailed to my socks,
My boots led me astray,
And underway to classes
I wandered into the woods to play.

What have I done with the days now past
And brought so many things? --
Time's passing has made the little brat
Into the grown-up scoundrel that this song sings!


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Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]

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Based on
  • a text in German (Deutsch) by Wilhelm Busch (1832 - 1908)
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund. Go to the text.

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

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Text added to the website: 2011-12-29.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:04:44
Line count: 12
Word count: 76