Fingerspiel von der Familie - German Children's Songs - Germany - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

Alternate Version:

Das ist der Vater lieb und gut,
das ist die Mutter mit dem Federhut,
das ist der Bruder stark und groß,
das ist die Schwester mit dem Püppchen auf dem Schoß,
das ist das jüngste Kindelein
und das soll die ganze Familie sein.

English Translation

This is the father, good and kind,
This is the mother with the plumed hat,
This is the brother, strong and tall,
That is the sister with the doll in her lap,
This little child is the youngest
And that's the whole family.

Fingerspiel von der Familie - German Children's Songs - Germany - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Comment After Song Image

Comments

Author: Friedrich Fröbel (1782-1852)

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Sheet Music - Fingerspiel von der Familie

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Mama Lisa and Monique Palomares.

2nd Image: Monique Palomares

The 2nd illustration comes from "Mother's Songs, Games and Stories, Fröbel's 'Mutter- und Kose-Lieder', Rendered in English" by Frances and Emily Ford, containing the whole of the original illustration, and the music, re-arranged for children's voices with pianoforte accompaniment. New and revised edition, William Rice, London, 1888.

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