by Mary Wurm (1860 - 1938)
Translation Singable translation by Florence Z. Marshall

Kinderlied
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Leise all ihr Lieben,
Weckt mein Söhnchen nicht!
Schlafen soll er bis zum
Frühen Morgenlicht.
War am Tag so munter,
Sonne schien so hell;
Ich leg't ihn am Abend
Drum zu Bette schnell.
 
Still du großer Hector,
Weckt' mir nicht mein Kind;
Stör' ihn nicht im Schlummer
Wie der böse Wind.
Komm am nächsten Morgen
Und begrüß ihn dann,
Wohl wird er sich freuen
Und dich lächeln an.
 
Ruhig all ihr Thierchen,
Legt euch nun zur Ruh',
Denn mein kleiner Heini
Macht die Äuglein zu.
"Mütterlein und Englein
Halten bei dir Wacht,
Drum mein süßes Kindchen
Gute, gute Nacht!"

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  • ENG English [singable] (Florence Z. Marshall) , title 1: "A child's song"


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Word count: 99

A child's song
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Gently, gently whisper,
Waken not my son!
Let him sleep so sweetly
Till the dark night's done.
He has been so merry
All the sunny day;
Now my baby's tired
Come to bed away.
 
Quietly, quietly Hector!
Let my baby sleep;
Don't disturb his slumber,
Slumber soft and deep.
Come when morning sunbeams
Chase the night away;
With your gladsome barking
Wish my boy "good day."
 
Softly, softly, all things
Now must go to rest.
Leave the little Heini
Sleeping in his nest.
Mother and the angels
Watch till morning light,
So my bonnie baby
Mother says "Good night!"

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Researcher for this text: Sharon Krebs [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2012-05-11
Line count: 24
Word count: 99