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Language: German

Ich bin der Trommelschläger laut,
  Dem zittern [Thor]1 und Fenster,
Ich [komm']2 zu meiner Trudel traut,
  Will scheuchen die Gespenster.
    Wenn's auch unerlaubt Nachbars Ohren packt,
    Klopft ihr Herze nur mit im rechten Takt,
    [Ich schlage bis]3 der Schlägel müde knackt.

O schönste Hirtin, grollst du sehr,
  Gestört in süßem Schlafe?
Dein Philax knurrt so ruhig her,
  Kein Wolf beschleicht die Schafe!
    Drück den Laden auf, wink mir gute Nacht;
    Leise rühr' ich dann, trete näher sacht,
    Und lausch', ob nicht im Hof ein Späher wacht.

View original text (without footnotes)
1 Loewe: "Tür"
2 Loewe: "geh'"
3 Loewe: "Dann schlag' ich, bis"

Submitted by Caroline Diehl


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