Es wird scho glei dumpa

Lyrics - German

(Austrian carol, 1884, Lyrics by Anton Reidinger, 1839-1912)

Es wird scho glei dumpa,
es wird scho glei Nacht,
Drum kimm i zu dir her,
mei Heiland auf d’Wacht.
Will singa a Liadl,
dem Liebling dem kloan,
Du magst ja net schlafn,
i hör die nur woan.

Hei, hei, hei, hei!
Schlaf siaß, herzliabs Kind!

Vergiss jetzt, o Kinderl,
dein Kumma, dei Load,
daß du da muaßt leidn
im Stall auf da Hoad.
Es ziern ja die Engerl
dei Liagerstatt aus.
Möcht schöna nit sein drin
an König sei Haus. Refrain

English Translation - It will soon be dark

It will soon be dark,
it will soon be night,
That’s why I come to You,
My Savior, who keeps watch.
I’d like to sing a little song
to the darling child, the little one.
You don’t feel like sleeping,
I hear You only cry.

Hey, hey, hey, hey!
Sleep sweetly, dearest child.

Forget now, oh child,
Your troubles, Your sorrow,
That You must suffer there
in the stable in the strange land.
The angels adorn Your bed,
A king in his house could not look better.

Recorder Notes D, G, A, B, C, D’

See also


  • Song with chords (PDF)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen to the song

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