Skip to main content

Songs

Songs

Kindergeschichte Op. 66 no.12

Kindergeschichte

Und der Nachbarssohn, der Ruprecht,
Wie oft der des Tages kam;
Denn wir spielten ja im dunklen Hausflur
Immer Braut und Bräutigam.
Und der grüne Puppenwagen,
Der war unser größtes Glück:
Unsre Kinder schliefen drinne,
Unsre Kinder, meine Puppen—dreizehn Stück.

Children's story

And Ruprecht, the neighbour's son,
How often he used to come by day;
For in the dark hall we used to play
At bride and bridegroom.
And the green dolls’ pram,
That was our greatest treasure:
Our children slept inside it,
Our children, my dolls—thirteen of them.
Translation © Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

If you would like to use our texts and translations, please click here for more information.

Composer

Johann Baptist Joseph Maximilian Reger, commonly known as Max Reger, was a German composer, pianist, organist, conductor, and academic teacher. 


See Full Entry

Sorry, no further description available.

About Oxford Lieder

Oxford Lieder is one of the world's leading promoters of song and the winner of a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. The focal point of each year is the two-week Oxford Lieder Festival in October.

Find out More

Mailing List