Song: Laterne, Laterne

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Learn to sing a traditional St. Martin's Day song!

Laterne, Laterne -
Sonne, Mond und Sterne.
Brenne auf, mein Licht,
Brenne auf, mein Licht
Aber nur meine liebe Laterne nicht.

English translation

Lantern, Lantern -
Sun, moon and stars.
Burn, my light,
Burn, my light,
But not my dear lantern.

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Listen to voyage kids singers singing Laterne, Laterne.

voyage kids singers - Gretton Primary School, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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voyage kids singers - Vicarage Park Primary School, Kendal

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voyage kids singers - Logie Primary School, Dunphail, Forres, Scotland

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voyage kids singers - Guildford High School

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For teachers

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Why not record your pupils singing Laterne, Laterne in German?

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You can find the sheet music here:

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Deutsch English
die Laterne lantern
die Sonne sun
der Mond moon
die Sterne stars
brennen to burn
das Licht light