Notes

Here's a version that's singable to the tune:

From Overhead the Stars Shine Down

From over-head the stars shine down
Following and giving us light
Before me, the lantern shines through the town
Into this dark festive night

Chorus:
Ya, my lan-tern is not square, it is round
All the bright colors cannot be outdone.
I march with it through our town all around
I made it myself I proudly tell everyone

We want to march through the street all night
With friends and joy and song
And the glowing flicker of the lanterns light
Shines on the homes as we march along

Chorus
Ya, my lan-tern is not square, it is round
All the bright colors cannot be outdone.
I march with it through our town all around
I made it myself I proudly tell everyone.

Listen

Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Ich hab eine schone Laterne

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Loralee Jo Kurzius for contributing this song and for the singable English version. The first English translation above is by Monique Palomares and Lisa Yannucci.

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