I received the German nursery rhyme below without an English translation in 2001. I just came across it on my computer. It seemed like such a nice one that I decided to try to translate it. I would greatly appreciate it if a German English speaker could check my English translation below to make sure it’s correct. (I’m particularly questioning the two middle lines.) Then it can be added to my collection of traditional German songs and nursery rhymes!
Hans Hat Hosen An
Hans hat Hosen an und die sind rund.
Gretchen hat ein Huetchen auf und das ist bunt.
Das ist nichts muss anders kommen,
Das ist nichts muss ander kommen.
Hans hat Hosen an und die sind bunt.
Gretchen hat ein Huetchen auf und das ist rund.
Hans Wears Pants
Hans wears pants and they are round.
Gretchen wears a hat and that is colorful.
That is nothing must appear differently,
That is nothing must appear otherwise.
Hans wears pants and they are colorful.
Gretchen wears a hat and that is round.
Please comment below or email me if you can help.
Thanks in advance!
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