Das Pavianmutter-liedchen


Das Pavianmutter-liedchen - (2012)     

Else Lasker-Schüler


Schlafe, schlafe,
Mein Rosenpöpöchen,
Mein Zuckerläuschen,
Mein Goldflöhchen,
Morgen wird die Kaiserin aus Asien kommen
Mit Zucker, Schokoladen und Bonbonnen,
Schnell, schnell,
Haase, Haase machen,
Sonst kriegt Blaumäulchen nichts von den Sachen.

2 pages, circa 2' 10"


Sleep, sleep,
My little rosy bottom,
My little sugar pest,
My little golden flea,
Tomorrow the Empress of Asia will come
With sugar, chocolate and bonbons,
Now quickly, quickly,
Or else your tiny blue maw gets none of that.





The humor of a baboon mother singing to her baboon baby tickled me. The abrupt rhythms declare this perhaps not soothing as is the "normal" cradle song, but then which baboon has a cradle much less a song to poetry? An interpreter of this song is encouraged to have fun with it.



The score is available as a free PDF download, though any major commercial performance or recording of the work is prohibited without prior arrangement with the composer. Click on the graphic below for this piano-vocal score.


Das Pavianmutter-liedchen