by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Emily Ezust

Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Schliess' du deine Äugelein,
Lass sie wie zwei Knospen sein,
Morgen wenn der Tag erglüht,
Sind die Rosen auch erblüht!

Und die Blumen seh' ich an,
Und die Äuglein küss' ich dann,
Und der Mutter Herz vergisst,
Dass es draussen Frühling ist.

Träume sanft von Engelein, 
Die dich singend schlummern ein,
Halten an der Wiege Wacht,
Flüstern leise gute Nacht.

Sterne schau'n in's Kämmerlein,
Blüthen düften süss herein.
Mög' im lieben Herzelein
Immer heit'rer Frühling sein!

Note: the first two stanzas are variants of the second and third stanzas of a poem by Hoffmann von Fallersleben. The author of the rest has not yet been identified.


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  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , title 1: "Lullaby", copyright © 2012

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Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Shut your little eyes,
Let them be like two buds.
Tomorrow when daylight glows
they will bloom like flowers.

And I look at the little flowers
and then kiss the little eyes,
and mother's heart forgets
that it is spring-time outside.

Dream mildly of little angels,
who will sing you to sleep,
keep watch by your cradle,
and whisper gently "good night."

Stars gaze into your little room,
the scent of flowers waft sweetly in.
In your dear little heart
may it ever be blithe spring!


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