Lyrics

1. Wo schlafen Bärenkinder, wo, wo, wo?
In Höhlen schlafen sie.
Im Dunkeln geborgen bis weit in den Morgen,
So träumen und schlafen sie.

2. Wo schlafen Muschelkinder, wo, wo, wo?
Im Schlamm, da schlafen sie.
In Schalen gemuschelt, aneinander gekuschelt,
So träumen und schlafen sie.

3. …Hasenkinder… Im Gras, da schlafen sie.
In Mulden versteckt, bis der Hunger sie weckt….

4. …Entenkinder… Im Freien schlafen sie.
In Federn geschmiegt, von Wellen gewiegt…

5. Vogelkinder… In Nestern schlafen sie.
In Wiesen und Wäldern, in Gärten und Feldern…

6. …Karpfenkinder… Im Teiche schlafen sie.
Vom Schilf überdacht, von Sternen bewacht…

Translation

1. Where do baby bears sleep, where, where, where?
In caves, they sleep.
Safe in the dark until well into the morning,
That’s how they dream and sleep.

2. Where do baby shells sleep, where, where, where?
In the mud, they sleep.
Cuddled in their shells, snuggled together,
That’s how they dream and sleep.

3. …baby hares… In the grass, they sleep.
Hidden in hollows, until hunger awakens them…

4. …baby ducks sleep… Outdoors, they sleep!
Nestled in feathers, rocked by waves…

5. …baby birds… In nests, they sleep.
In meadows and forests, in gardens and fields…

6. …baby carps… In ponds, they sleep.
Covered by reeds, guarded by stars…

7. …baby groundhogs…In burrows, they sleep.
And anyway, much better than everyone else…

8. …baby mice sleep… In recesses, they sleep.
In secret passages where roots hang…

9. …babies mosquitoes sleep… In swamps, they sleep.
Hanging from reeds where no birds find them…

10. …baby bats sleep… In towers, they sleep.
Hanging upside-down, nothing can bother them…

11. …all the children… In their little beds they sleep.
Sleep you too swiftly, like a rock [marble], baby…

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