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“Go to Sleep, Little Prince, Go to Sleep,” “Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, Schlaf ein” made into a Christmas Carol

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Mark just helped me put the German version of this song onto Youtube with our pictures:
Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, Schlaf ein

To hear Peter, Mark and Joshua sing this carol, click on the title:

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Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, Schlaf ein
(für das Christkind)

Schla-fe, mein Prinz-chen, schlaf ein.
Lass Schäf-chen und Vögel-chen sein
M‘ria ein Wiegenlied singt.
Joseph zu beten beginnt
Engel mit heiligen Schein
Gucken zum Fenster herein
Schla-fe beim silbernen Schein.
Schla-fe, mein Prinz-chen, schlaf ein.
Schlaf ein, schlaf ein. Schlaf ein, schlaf ein. (Again.)

Go to Sleep, Little Prince, Go to Sleep

Go to sleep, little prince, go to sleep.
(For the Christchild)

Go to sleep, little prince, go to sleep.
Let shepherds watch over the sheep
Maria her sweet watch will keep,
Joseph will keep the stall neat
Angels with silvery glow
Shine on the baby below
Sleep in the heavenly glow
Go to sleep, little prince, go to sleep
Go to sleep— go to sleep. (Again.)

“Schlafe, mein Prinzchen, Schlaf ein” is an old German lullaby that I made into a carol and translated into English for the Manteca Christmas Service in 2004. My sister remembered Erna Sack, the German soprano singing it in her lovely high voice. Should you like to listen to her wonderfully high voice, her recording of the song is on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAT8ELKS_ZQ

Should you want the German lyrics, see http://www.nanamouskouri.de/schlafem.htm

I worked from Ernst-Lothar von Knorr, “Deutsche Volkslieder,” (Stuttgart: Philipp Reclam, Jr., 1963).

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January 5, 2009 at 1:16 am

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