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O Tannenbaum (English translation)

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O Tannenbaum

1.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie grün sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerszeit,
nein, auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie grün sind deine Blätter!
 
2.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
du kannst mir sehr gefallen.
Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit
ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
 
3.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
dein Kleid will mich was lehren:
Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
gibt Trost und Kraft zu jeder Zeit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
dein Kleid will mich was lehren.
 
Submitted by AchampnatorAchampnator on 2018-11-26
Last edited by FaryFary on 2018-11-26
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Dear Fir Tree

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1.
Dear fir tree, dear fir tree
Your leaves are so green!
You're not only green during summertime
No, in the winter, too, when it's snowy
Dear fir tree, dear fir tree
Your leaves are so green!
 
2.
Dear fir tree, dear fir tree
I do like the way you look
So many times during Christmas
One of your trees delighted me
Dear fir tree, dear fir tree
I do like the way you look
 
3.
Dear fir tree, dear fir tree
Your robe wants to teach me something:
Hope and persistence
Give us comfort and strength any time
Dear fir tree, dear fir tree
Your robe wants to teach me something
 
Thanks!
Submitted by mk87mk87 on 2018-11-26
Author's comments:

Even though Christmas is referred to in the lyrics, this is technically not a Christmas carol. It's more about how fir trees stay green throughout the whole year, which can be seen as symbol for what one can achieve, if he/she is persistent and faithful – there is an alternate version of this song which praises „faithful leaves“ instead of „green leaves“.

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