possibly by Johanna Kinkel, née Mockel (1810 - 1858)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Vom Grossvater
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Sehr freut uns dein Besuch,
Du lieber Grosspapa!
Zeig' uns das Bilderbuch,
Denn du versprachst es ja.
Wir wollen still genug dir zuhören.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "About Grandfather", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2009-12-21
Line count: 5
Word count: 23

About Grandfather
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Your visit makes us very happy,
You dear grandfather!
Show us the picture book,
For you promised you would.
We will listen to you quietly enough.


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This text was added to the website: 2015-03-19
Line count: 5
Word count: 26