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Och Moder, ich well en Ding han! (1894) WoO 33 no.33


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49 Deutsche Volkslieder (WoO 33)


Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!

Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!
„Wat för en Ding, ming Hetzenskind?“
En Ding, en Ding!
„Wells de dann e Pöppchen han?“
Nä, Moder, nä!
Ehr sitt kein gode Moder,
Ehr künnt dat Ding nit rode!
Wat dat Kind förn Ding well han,
Dingderlingdingding!
Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!
„Wat för en Ding, ming Hetzenskind?“
En Ding, en Ding!
„Wells de dann e Ringelchen han?“
Nä, Moder, nä!
Ehr sitt kein gode Moder,
Ehr künnt dat Ding nit rode!
Wat dat Kind förn Ding well han,
Dingderlingdingding!
Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!
„Wat för en Ding, ming Hetzenskind?“
En Ding, en Ding!
„Wells de dann e Kleidchen han?“
Nä, Moder, nä!
Ehr sitt kein gode Moder,
Ehr künnt dat Ding nit rode!
Wat dat Kind förn Ding well han,
Dingderlingdingding!
Och Moder, ich well en Ding han!
„Wat för en Ding, ming Hetzenskind?“
En Ding, en Ding!
„Wells de dann ene Mann han?“
Jo, Moder, Jo!
Ehr sitt en gode Moder,
Ehr künnt dat Ding wahl rode!
Wat dat Kind förn Ding well han!
Dingderlingdingding!

Oh Mother, I Want to have a Thingy!

O mother, I want to have a thingy!
‘What sort of thing, child of my heart?’
A thingy, a thingy!
‘Is it a doll that you want?’
No, mother, no!
You’re not a good mother,
You don’t know what a thingy is,
The thingy that your child wants.
Thingalingthingthing!
O mother, I want to have a thingy!
‘What sort of thing, child of my heart?’
A thingy, a thingy!
‘Is it a ring that you want?’
No, mother, no!
You’re not a good mother,
You don’t know what a thingy is,
The thingy that your child wants.
Thingalingthingthing!
O mother, I want to have a thingy!
‘What sort of thing, child of my heart?’
A thingy, a thingy!
‘Is it a dress that you want?’
No, mother, no!
You’re not a good mother,
You don’t know what a thingy is,
The thingy that your child wants.
Thingalingthingthing!
O mother, I want to have a thingy!
‘What sort of thing, child of my heart?’
A thingy, a thingy!
‘Is it a husband you want?’
Yes, mother, yes!
You’re a good mother,
You know what a thingy is,
The thingy that your child wants!
Thingalingthingthing!
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

Composer

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer, pianist, and conductor of the Romantic period. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna. 

Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by many. 

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