by Anonymous / Unidentified Author
Translation © by Tinelot Wittermans

Der Gutzgauch auf dem Zaune saß
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): DUT ENG
Der Gutzgauch auf dem Zaune saß,
es regnet sehr, und er ward naß.

Darnach da kam der Sonnenschein,
der Gutzgauch, der war hübsch und fein.

Alsdann schwang er sein G'fiedere,
und flog dorthin wohl [übern]1 See.

Guckguck!

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1 Haas, Lassen: "über"

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  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) (Tinelot Wittermans) , "Dutch Translation", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Tinelot Wittermans) , "The cuckoo on the fence", copyright ©, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:17
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The cuckoo on the fence
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
The cuckoo sat on the fence
It was raining hard and he got wet.

Afterwards the sun came through
And the cuckoo was nice and fine.

Then it spread its wings
and flew away over the lake.

"Cuckoo!"

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Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:17
Line count: 7
Word count: 38