Translation © by Michael P. Rosewall

Die Henne
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Meld du di!
Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi! 
Saht ihr nit mein Hennlein laufen?
Möcht mir gleich die Haar ausraufen!

Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Meld du di!
Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Als i bei dem Bub gesessen,
hat sie noch ihr Futter gfressen!

Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Meld du di!
Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Was wird da die Mutter sagen?
Sie wird mich zum Tor 'naus jagen!

Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Meld du di!
Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Muß geschwind zur Stadt hinlaufen,
muß ein ander Hennlein kaufen!

Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Meld du di!
Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Geh die Gasse auf und nieder,
finde grad mein Hennlein wieder!

Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Hab i di!
Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi!
Meine Mutter gib mir Brocken,
soll damit mein Hennlein locken.

Ach, mein Hennlein, bi bi bi! bi bi bi,
und das Bröckli, das schluck i!

Authorship

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):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , title 1: "La poule", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Michael P. Rosewall) , title 1: "The hen", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "De kip", copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:55
Line count: 32
Word count: 173

The hen
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
Tell me! 
Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
Did you see my little hen running?
I want to pull my hair out!

Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
Tell me! 
Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
As I was sitting next to the rascal,
She was still eating her feed!

Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
Tell me! 
Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
What will my mother say!
She’ll chase me out the door!

Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
Tell me! 
Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
I must quickly run into the city,
Must buy another little hen!

Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
Tell me! 
Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
Go up and down the streets,
And find my little hen once more!

Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
I have you! 
Oh, my little hen, peep peep!
My mother gives me crumbs,
So that I might lure my little hen.

Oh, my little hen, peep peep peep!
Peep peep, and the morsels, I swallow!

Authorship

  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to English copyright © 2015 by Michael P. Rosewall, (re)printed on this website with kind permission. To reprint and distribute this author's work for concert programs, CD booklets, etc., you may ask the copyright-holder(s) directly or ask us; we are authorized to grant permission on their behalf. Please provide the translator's name when contacting us.
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Text added to the website: 2015-03-05 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-03-05 21:45:26
Line count: 32
Word count: 187