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by Anonymous / Unidentified Author

Ich will heyndt schlaffen gehen
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Ich will heyndt schlaffen gehen
Zwölff Engel mit mir gehen
Zwen zum Haupten
Zwen zum Seitten
Zwen zum Füssen
Zwen die mich decken
Zwen die mich wecken
Zwen die mich weisen
Zum dem hymlischen Paradeyse

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Collected and quoted by Johann Agricola (1494 - 1566) according to the Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance; confirmed with Sybenhundert und fünfftzig teütscher Sprichwörter, verneüwert und gebessert. Iohan Agricola, Hagenaw [Hagenau]: Peter Braubach, 1534. No. 547 [no pagination]. Note: the spelling varies widely in later editions, e.g., showing "zun" or "zur" or "zu" instead of "zum" in lines 3 to 5.


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Researcher for this text: Melanie Trumbull

This text was added to the website: 2019-03-30
Line count: 10
Word count: 36