by Albert Sergel (1876 - 1946)
Translation © by Malcolm Wren

Auf Vaters Knien
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Hopp, mein Reiter, immer zu,
Pferdchen kennt ja keine Ruh,
will nur immer weiter traben
lustig über Feld und Graben,
bald Galopp und bald im Trab
bautz! da fällt der Reiter ab!


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  • ENG English (Malcolm Wren) , title 1: "On father's lap", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-03-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 32

On father's lap
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Hopp, little rider, off we go,
the horse gets no rest,
it is going to keep trotting
merrily over the fields and ditches,
now a gallop, now a trot,
whoops! the rider has fallen off!


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This text was added to the website: 2008-03-12
Line count: 6
Word count: 35