by Karl Stieler (1842 - 1885)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Kinderstimmen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT ENG
Mit unsern [Fischern]1 war ein Kind gekommen
Von Frauenwörth.
Das hab' ich spielend auf mein Knie genommen
Und frug betört:

"Wer ist die lieblichste der frommen Frauen,
Die du gewahrt?"
Da schlug es auf den vollen Blick, den blauen:
"Frau Irmingard!" - -

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1 Attenhofer: "Kindern" (according to Hofmeister); further changes may exist not noted

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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , title 1: "Children's voices", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , title 1: "Veus d’infant", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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This text was added to the website: 2008-10-25
Line count: 8
Word count: 43

Children's voices
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
With our [fisherfolk]1 a child came
From [the abbey of] Frauenwörth.
Playfully I took it upon my knee
And, besotted, I asked:

"Who is the loveliest of the pious women
Whom you have seen?"
Thereupon the child opened wide its eyes, the blue eyes:
"Frau Irmingard!" - -

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1 Attenhofer: "children" (according to Hofmeister); further changes may exist not noted

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This text was added to the website: 2014-03-31
Line count: 8
Word count: 48