Danish Children Songs - Højt på en gren en krage (English translation)

Danish

Højt på en gren en krage

Højt på en gren en krage,
- simsaladim bamba saladu saladim -
højt på en gren en krage sad.
 
Så kom en hæslig jæger,
- simsaladim bamba saladu saladim -
så kom en hæslig jæger hen.
 
Han skød den stakkels krage,
- simsaladim bamba saladu saladim -
han skød den stakkels krage ned.
 
Nu er den stakkels krage,
- simsaladim bamba saladu saladim -
nu er den stakkels krage død.
 
Submitted by SaintMark on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 20:43
Submitter's comments:

Written by Johan Ludvig Heiberg (1791 - 1860) to a German folk melody of the (nearly identical) German song called Auf einem baum ein kuckuck.

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English translation

High on a Branch a Crow Sat

High on a branch, a crow,
- Simsaladim bamba saladu saladim -
High on a branch, a crow sat.
 
Then came a hideous hunter,
- Simsaladim bamba saladu saladim -
Then came a hideous hunter walking.
 
He shot the poor crow,
- Simsaladim bamba saladu saladim -
He shot the poor crow down.
 
Now the poor crow,
- Simsaladim bamba saladu saladim -
Now the poor crow is dead.
 
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Submitted by SaintMark on Sat, 04/03/2017 - 20:43
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