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Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter

Language: German

Das ist ein schlechtes Wetter,
Es regnet und stürmt und schneit;
Ich sitze am Fenster und schaue
Hinaus in die Dunkelheit.

Da schimmert ein einsames Lichtchen,
Das wandelt langsam fort;
Ein Mütterchen mit dem Laternchen
Wankt über die Straße dort.

Ich glaube, Mehl und Eier
Und Butter kaufte sie ein;
Sie will einen Kuchen backen
Für's große Töchterlein.

Die liegt zu Hause im Lehnstuhl
Und blinzelt schläfrig ins Licht;
Die goldnen Locken wallen
Über das süße Gesicht.



Translation(s): ENG RUS ENG SPA FRE ITA

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Set in Russian, a translation by Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev (1818 - 1883) , title unknown [an adaptation] ENG ITA FRE SPA
Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):
    * ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "It is terrible weather", copyright ©
    * ENG English (Emma Lazarus) , title unknown, from Poems and Ballads of Heinrich Heine, published 1881
    * SPA Spanish (Juan Henríquez Concepción) , "Mal tiempo", copyright © 2008, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * FRE French (Pierre Mathé) , "Il fait mauvais temps", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
    * ITA Italian (Amelia Maria Imbarrato) , "Brutto tempo", copyright © 2010, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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