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Ringelnatz, Joachim: Aus meiner Kinderzeit

Portre of Ringelnatz, Joachim

Aus meiner Kinderzeit (German)

Vaterglückchen, Mutterschößchen,

Kinderstübchen, trautes Heim,

Knusperhexlein, Tante Rhös'chen

Kuchen schmeckt wie Fliegenleim.


Wenn ich in die Stube speie

Lacht mein Bruder wie ein Schwein

Wenn er lacht, haut meine Schwester,

Wenn sie haut, weint Mütterlein.


Wenn die weint, muß Vater fluchen.

Wenn er flucht, trinkt Tante Wein

Trinkt sie Wein, schenk sie mir Kuchen:

Wenn ich Kuchen kriege, muß ich spein.

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From My Childhood (English)

Papa daddy, Momma-love,

Cozy playpen, home-sweet-home,

Choc'late Santa, Auntie Dove,

Pie tastes just like poison foam.


When I vomit in the hallway

Brother starts to laugh and leer.

When he laughs, hits me Sis' May,

When she hits, cries momma-dear.


Crying sets my papa swearing,

Auntie falls to drinking gin.

When she drinks I'm getting herring:

Herring makes me heave again.

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