The song originated in Tyrol in 1827. There are many versions of the song from different German regions.

The American songwriter, Septimus Winner wrote a song based on this tune in 1864 with the new text entitled, "Where oh where has my little dog gone". It became a popular North American children's song.

There's a version of this song in French called, "C'est à Lauterbach, où l'on dans sans cesse". It can be found in a 1926 school songbook from Alsace, France.


You can find a longer version of this song here.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - In Lauterbach hab' ich mein' Strumpf verlor'n

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Translated by Lisa.