Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Schlaf, Kindlein, balde!
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG FRE
Schlaf, Kindlein, balde!
Die Vöglein fliegen im Walde, 
Sie fliegen [den]1 Wald wohl auf und nieder
Und bringen dem Kindlein [die Ruh bald]2 wieder!
[Schlaf Kindlein, schlaf!]3

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1 Kahn: "im"
2 Kahn: "den Schlaf bald" ; Reger: "den Schlaf auch"
3 omitted by Kahn, Reger.


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  • ENG English (Sharon Krebs) , copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , copyright © 2016, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Line count: 5
Word count: 27

Sleep soon, child!
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Sleep soon, child!
The birds fly in the forest,
They fly from one end of the forest to the other
And bring sleep to the child again.
Sleep, child, sleep!

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This text was added to the website: 2011-05-31
Line count: 5
Word count: 30