Both translations below are singable to the tune...


Lyrics and melody by Carl Gottlieb Hering (1766 - 1853).


Another translation that rhymes:

A harsh winter it must be
If a wolf
A wolf
Eats another for tea.

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Sheet Music

Sheet Music - Ein sehr harter Winter ist

Thanks and Acknowledgements

1st translation by Lisa Yannucci. 2nd translation by Monique Palomares.