Translation © by Lau Kanen

Wille wille will, der Mann ist kommen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG FRE
Wille wille will, der Mann ist kommen,
wille wille will, was bracht er dann?
Wille wille will, viel Zuckerwaffeln,
wille wille will, dies Kindelein soll han!

Wille wille will, der Mann ist kommen,
wille wille will, was bringt er mehr?
Wille wille will, gar hübsche Sachen,
wille wille will, die Taschen sind ihm schwer!

Wille wille will, was solls noch geben?
wille wille will, ein Rütelein!
Wille wille will, er hörte schreien,
wille wille will, ein schlimmes Bübelein!

Wille wille will, mein Kind ist artig,
wille wille will, mein Kind ist still!
Wille wille will, das Rütlein geben,
wille wille will, dem der es eben will!

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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, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , copyright © 2013, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , title 1: "Wille wille wil, de man, hij kwam, ja", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Laura Prichard) , 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
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Wille wille wil, de man, hij kwam, ja
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Wille wille wil, de man, hij kwam, ja,
Wille wille wil, wat bracht hij dan?
Wille wille wil, veel suikerwafels,
Wille wille wil, die 't kindje krijgen kan!
 
Wille wille wil, de man, hij kwam, ja,
Wille wille wil, niet meer, echt waar?
Wille wille wil, heel leuke dingen,
Wille wille wil, zijn zakken zijn heel zwaar!
 
Wille wille wil, wat bracht hij ook nog?
Wille wille wil, een kleine roe!
Wille wille wil, hij hoorde schreeuwen,
Wille wille wil, het jochie werd niet moe!
 
Wille wille wil, mijn kind is lief, hoor,
Wille wille wil, mijn kind is stil!
Wille wille wil, de roe, geef die maar
Wille wille wil, aan wie hem hebben wil!

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  • Singable translation from German (Deutsch) to Dutch (Nederlands) copyright © 2015 by Lau Kanen, (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: 2015-12-02 00:00:00
Last modified: 2015-12-02 13:03:44
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