by Robert Burns (1759 - 1796)
Translation by Adolf Wilhelm Ernst von Winterfeld (1824 - 1888)

My Hoggie
Language: Scottish (Scots) 
What will I do gin my Hoggie die,
My joy, my pride, my Hoggie?
My only beast, I had nae mae,
And vow but I was vogie.

The lee-lang night we watch'd the fauld,
Me and my faithfu' doggie;
We heard nocht but the roaring linn,
Amang the braes sae scroggie.

But the howlet cry'd frae the castle wa'.
The blitter frae the boggie,
The tod reply'd upon the hill--
I trembled for my Hoggie.

When day did daw, and cocks did craw,
The morning it was foggie;
An unco tyke lap o'er the dyke,
And maist has killed my Hoggie.

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Mein Schweinchen
Language: German (Deutsch)  after the Scottish (Scots) 
Was thu' ich, wenn mein Schweinchen stirbt?
Mein Herz, mein Schmerz, mein Schweinchen!
Mein einzig Thierchen, das ich hab', 
Mein nettes, fettes Kleinchen.

Ich hab' gewacht die ganze Nacht,
allein am Hürdenzäunchen;
ich hörte nur den Wasserfall,
dort in den Birkenbäumchen.

Doch Eulen schrie'n vom alten Wall,
der Frosch war auf den Beinchen;
der Fuchs schlich um den Hügel sacht,
ich bebte für mein Schweinchen.

Der Tag brach an, es kräht' der Hahn;
ich spielte just mit Steinchen,
da sprang der Fuchs, mit einem Rucks,
herbei und biss mein Schweinchen.

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Text added to the website: 2020-02-11 00:00:00
Last modified: 2020-02-11 17:37:24
Line count: 16
Word count: 90