possibly by Johanna Kinkel, née Mockel (1810 - 1858)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

Vom Brummställchen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Der Brummstall ist ein böser Ort,
Die Kinder sind nicht gerne dort;
Doch wollen sie nicht artig sein
Und hören gar nicht auf zu schrei'n,
So sperrt man sie ohn Gnad hinein.

Drin sitzen sie und weinen sehr:
"Mama, ich thu es niemals mehr!"
So komm heraus mein liebes Kind,
Die Thränchen wische ab geschwind!
Man weiss schon wie die Mütter sind.

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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 or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , "The time-out corner", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Le coin", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

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Le coin
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Le coin est un endroit horrible,
Les enfants n'aiment pas y aller ;
Mais s'ils ne veulent pas bien se tenir
Et n'arrêtent pas de crier,
On les y envoie sans pitié.

Là ils s'assoient et pleurent beaucoup :
« Maman, je ne le ferai plus jamais ! »
Allons, viens, mon enfant chéri,
Sèche vite tes petites larmes !
On sait bien comment sont les mères.

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  • Translation from German (Deutsch) to French (Français) copyright © 2015 by Guy Laffaille, (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: 2015-06-13 00:00:00
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