Notes

Some of the German names have literal translations. Here they are:

Kannnichtruhn (chicken) = cannot rest
Wettermann (rooster) = weatherman
Wackelschwanz (goose) = wagtail
Schlupfheraus (mouse) = slip out
Kunterbunt (dog) = motley
Kuckheraus (house) = looks outside

Here is a longer version and translation:

Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.
Kann nicht ruhn heißt mein Huhn,
Wackelschwanz heißt meine Gans
Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.

Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.
Schwarz und weiß heißt mein Geis
Kurzebein heißt mein Schwein,
Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.

Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.
Ehrenwert heißt mein Pferd,
Gute Muh heißt meine Kuh,
Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.

Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.
Wettermann heißt mein Hahn,
Kunterbunt heißt mein Hund,
Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.

Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.
Kuck heraus heißt mein Haus,
Schlupf hinaus heißt meine Maus,
Wide widewenne heißt meine Puthenne.

Widewidewenne heißt meine Puthenne.
Wohlgetan heißt mein Mann
Sausewind heißt mein Kind
Widewidewenne heißt meine Puthenne.

Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne.
Leberecht heißt mein Knecht,
Spätbetagt heißt meine Magd,
Wide wide wenne heißt meine Puthenne

Translation

Wide Wide Wenne is called my turkey
Cannot rest is called my chicken
Wagging tail is called my goose
Wide Wide Wenne is called my turkey.

Wide wide wenne is called my turkey.
Black and white is called my goat
Short leg is called my pig,
Wide wide wenne is called my turkey.

Wide wide wenne is called my turkey.
Great honor is called my horse,
Good moo is called my cow,
Wide wide wenne is called my turkey.

Wide Wide Wenne is called my turkey
Weatherman is called my rooster
Motley is called my dog
Wide Wide Wenne is called my turkey.

Wide Wide Wenne is called my turkey
Looks outside is called my house
Shows up is called my mouse
Wide Wide Wenne is called my turkey.

Wide wide wenne is called my turkey.
Well-done is called my man
Whirlwind is called my kid
Wide wide wenne is called my turkey.

Wide wide wenne is called my turkey.
Lives well is called my servant,
Early old is called my maid.
Wide wide wenne is called my turkey.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Kloeters for contributing and translating this song. Many thanks also to Christina Weising for helping with the French translation of the longer version. 2nd translation by Lisa and Monique.

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