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Thread #96633   Message #1891544
Posted By: Wolfgang
23-Nov-06 - 06:56 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Old German lullaby? - Heitschi-Bumm
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Old German lullaby? - Heitschi-Bumm
A very scaring lullaby. The beautiful tune accompanies strange lyrics for a lullaby:

And the Heitschi-Bumbeitschi has come
And has taken my little boy with him
He took him with him and didn't bring him back.
Therefore I wish my little boy a good night.

Now that's really a verse to make a little boy sleep without fear. The first verse in some versions is no better playing with the fears that the mother may not come home anymore.

Your mother may not come home anymore and you yourself may be taken away by the Heidschi bumbeidschi, now sleep well, my sweetheart boy.

(for the Germans: Did the parody Heintje Popeintje have any lyrics beyond the title?)

Wolfgang