The Most Popular German Lullabies


While surfing around the internet I came across some posts about the most popular German lullabies. We have most of them here on Mama Lisa’s World! Below is a list of the songs that come up often as the most popular lullabies with links to the lyrics, translations and YouTube videos. Some include musical scores and recordings.

Guten Abend, gute Nacht
(Good Evening, Good Night)

Schlaf, Kindlein, schlaf
(Sleep, Baby Sleep)

Weißt du wieviel Sternlein stehen?
(Do You Know How Many Stars There Are?)

Der Mond ist aufgegangen
(Evening Song)

Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, schlaf’ ein
(Sleep, My Little Prince, Sleep)

Der Sandmann ist da
(The Sandman is Here)

Guter Mond, du gehst so stille
(Dear Moon, You Go So Quietly)

Schlafe, schlafe, holder, süßer Knabe
(Sleep, Sleep, Fine, Sweet Boy)

(A lullaby about the Sandman)

Please let us know your favorite German lullabies in the comments below.


Mama Lisa

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8 Responses to “The Most Popular German Lullabies”

  1. Audrey Helstad Says:

    Vieder Sp.
    “Ale Ale Weider” etc. Lullaby for baby (My mother sang this.)

  2. Charles Hsieh Says:

    A German lullaby starting with “Tausend Engelein im……” I would like to know the title of the song. Could someone help me? Thanks.

  3. Lisa Says:

    It looks like it’s:

    “Tausend Engelein im Chore” (A thousand angels in the choir) by Schubert
    German Text: Heinz Erich Karallus

    That’s what I found on YouTube.

  4. Charles Hsieh Says:

    Hello, Lisa,
    Thanks for your time and efforts. So it’s a Christmas song, not a lullaby.
    Best regards,

  5. Charles Hsieh Says:

    There was a Japanese (Taisho era, 1912-1925) love song starting with “Ki-mi-ka-la-mo-lat-da han-ka-chi-wa …..” It was still quite popular by the end of 1940s. Could someone let me know the title/name of this song? Thank you very much.

  6. Lisa Says:

    Hi Chris – A lot of times Christmas songs are like lullabies to/about Jesus.

  7. Ray Jones Says:

    Old German lullaby that went like this…

    Bye o Moomie bye o
    Go to sleepie bye, mama loves her moonie.

    I sure the spelling maybe off! Trying find out name and rest of the verses? Thanks, Ray

  8. Abby Sliwinski Says:

    My grandmother, whose father emigrated from Germany before the 20th century, sang me a song when I was a child that began something like this…”Ver ich norden Deutschland verbleiben” then the next part sung in English “where my momma had a little apple stand”… it went on, but I’ve forgotten the rest of it. I am unable to find or complete this sweet song. Any ideas, anyone?

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