Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Language: German (Deutsch)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE
Helo, heloe!
Komm du auf unsre Heide,
Wo ich meine Schäflein weide,
Komm, o komm in unser Bruch,
Da gibt's der Blümelein genug, -

Helo, heloe!
Ich sitze auf dem Walle,
Meine Schäflein schlafen alle,
Komm, o komm in unsern Kamp,
Da wächst das Gras wie Brahm so lang!

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Cançó del rabadà", copyright © 2020, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Lied van een herdersjongen", copyright © 2012, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "Song of the shepherd boy", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Chant du petit berger", copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Dr. Gerrit den Hartogh

This text was added to the website: 2004-06-29
Line count: 10
Word count: 49

Chant du petit berger
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Salut, salut !
Viens sur notre lande,
Où je mène paître mes petits moutons,
Viens, oh, viens, dans notre vallée
Là il y a plein de petites fleurs.

Salut, salut !
Je suis assis sur le talus,
Mes petits moutons sont tous endormis,
Viens, oh, viens dans notre prairie,
Là l'herbe pousse comme du genêt !


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This text was added to the website: 2013-12-19
Line count: 10
Word count: 56