German Advent Calendar Day 10

O Tannenbaum

‘O Tannenbaum’  is probably one German Christmas Carol that you all know as it is also sung in English (Oh Christmas Tree). ‘Eine Tanne’ is a fir tree and as it’s used as a Christmas tree the Germans often call their Christmas tree Tannenbaum. The other two words are ‘Weihnachtsbaum’ or ‘Christbaum’. The melody is a traditional tune from the 18th century and the 1st verse was written by August Zarnack in 1820. Verses two and three were written by Ernst Anschütz in 1824.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
Wie treu sind deine Blätter! (other versions often sing ‘wie grün sind deine Blätter)
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
Nein, auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
Wie treu sind deine Blätter!
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
Wie oft hat schon zur Winterzeit
Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
Dein Kleid will mich was lehren:
Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
Gibt Mut und Kraft zu jeder Zeit!
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
Dein Kleid will mich was lehren!

 

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