German Lullaby – Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf (Sleep, Baby Sleep) with a YouTube

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Here is a sweet video rendition of the German lullaby, Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf, followed by the German lyrics and an English translation.

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf,
Der Vater hüt die Schaf,
Die Mutter schüttelts Bäumelein,
Da fällt herab ein Träumelein.
Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf,
Am Himmel ziehn die Schaf,
Die Sternlein sind die Lämmerlein,
Der Mond, der ist das Schäferlein,
Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf,
so schenk ich dir ein Schaf
Mit einer goldnen Schelle fein,
Das soll dein Spielgeselle sein,
Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf!

English Translation:

Sleep, baby, sleep,
Thy father guards the sheep,
Thy mother shakes the little trees,
There falls down one little dream.
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Sleep, baby, sleep,
The sky draws the sheep,
The little stars are the little lambs,
The moon, that is the little shepherd,Sleep, baby, sleep!

Sleep, baby, sleep,
I shall give you a sheep
With one fine golden bell,
That shall be thy journeyman,
Sleep, baby, sleep!

Check out Mama Lisa’s Schlaf, Kindlein, Schlaf song page for more info about the song and for French and Spanish translations.

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