by Christian Morgenstern (1871 - 1914)
Translation © by Pierre Mathé

Das Hemmed
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): FRE
Kennst du das einsame Hemmed?
  Flattertata, flattertata.

Der 's trug, ist baß verdämmet!
  Flattertata, flattertata.

Es knattert und rattert im Winde.
  Windurudei, windurudei.

Es weint wie ein kleines Kinde.
  Windurudei, windurudei.

Das ist das einsame


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  • FRE French (Français) (Pierre Mathé) , "La chemmise", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2008-07-29
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Word count: 36

La chemmise
Language: French (Français)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Connais-tu la chemmise solitaire ?
    Voltigela, voltigela.

Qui la porte est diablement damné !
    Voltigela, voltigela.

Ça claque et crépite dans le vent.
    Ventdela, ventdela.

Ça pleure comme un petit enfant.
    Ventdela, ventdela.

C'est la solitaire


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This text was added to the website: 2011-08-26
Line count: 10
Word count: 37