Saturday, August 6, 2011

Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein!

Good Morning, Sunshine!


As my husband will tell you, I am absolutely, positively not a morning person.  As my family will tell you, I have never been one.  I am the person in the family that people would be wise to avoid before the 9 o'clock hour (that's right, I wrote 9 o'clock).  A sunrise is probably the main impetus for why I still sleep with my baby pillow.  When I'm not buried under the big pillow, I use the little pillow to cover my head and darken the world.  It's the perfect strategy really.  My mornings are blissful this way. 

In any event, not particularly caring for the early hours or a bright sun are no reasons not to become obsessed with this 1977 German song by the Greek singer Nana Mouskouri.  Maybe I dig it because it uses easy enough German for me to understand.  Or, perhaps I like how my husband grooves to the beat.  Either way, it brings a smile to my face and I hope it will bring one to yours as well.  Guten Morgen!    


German Lyrics

Guten Morgen, Guten Morgen
Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Diese Nacht blieb dir verborgen
Doch du darfst nicht traurig sein

Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Nein du darfst nicht traurig sein
Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Weck mich auf und komm herein

Alles kannst du ja sehen
Auf dieser Erde, auf dieser Erde
Doch nun ist es geschehen
Dass ich auch ohne dich glücklich werde

Die allerschönsten Stunden
In meinem Leben, in meinem Leben
Hab ich heut Nacht gefunden
Du hast geschlafen, so ist das eben

Guten Morgen, Guten Morgen
Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Diese Nacht blieb dir verborgen
Doch du darfst nicht traurig sein

Guten Morgen, Guten Morgen
Weck mich auf und komm herein
Und auf deinen Sonnenstrahlen
Tanzen meine Träumerein

Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Nein du darfst nicht traurig sein
Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Weck mich auf und komm herein

Wenn ich sehe wie deine Strahlen
So vor mir spielen, so vor mir spielen
Dann versuch ich mir auszumalen
Wie es heute Nacht war, kannst du es fühlen

Der Tag öffnet gerade die Augen
Lass ihn noch träumen, lass ihn noch träumen
Er wird dir sowieso nicht glauben
Was in der Nacht die Tage versäumen

Guten Morgen, Guten Morgen
Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Diese Nacht blieb dir verborgen
Doch du darfst nicht traurig sein

Guten Morgen, Guten Morgen
Weck mich auf und komm herein
Und auf deinen Sonnenstrahlen
Tanzen meine Träumerein

Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Nein du darfst nicht traurig sein
Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Weck mich auf und komm herein

Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein (11 x)


English Translation

Good morning good morning
Good morning sunshine
This night was hiding you
Do not feel sorry for this

Good morning sunshine
You shouldn't be sad
Good morning sunshine
Wake me up and come in 

 You can see here everything
On this earth, on this earth
But now it has happened
That I can also be happy without you

 The most beautiful hours
Of my life, Of my life
I have found tonight
You’ve been sleepping, so it was

Good morning good morning
Good morning sunshine
This night was hiding you
Do not feel sorry for this

Good morning good morning
Wake me up and come in
And on your sun rays
my dreams will dance

Good morning sunshine
You shouldn't be sad
Good morning sunshine
Wake me up and come in

When I see how your rays
Play in front of me, play in front of me
Then I try to picture
How it was tonight, can you feel it

The day just opens his eyes 
let him dream a little more, let him dream a little more,
He wouldn't believe anyway
what days miss during the nights 

Good morning good morning
Good morning sunshine
This night was hiding you
Do not feel sorry for this

Good morning good morning
Wake me up and come in
And on your sun rays
my dreams will dance

Good morning sunshine
You shouldn't be sad
Good morning sunshine
Wake me up and come in

Good morning sunshine (11 x)

4 comments:

Lydia @ See Beautiful said...

Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein! Brilliant! I'll sing this song to you every morning when you are home. Andrew, Lilly, Buddy and I are going to coordinate a dance. Crissmas cup idea? Yeah, we've got one. Ich liebe dich.

Andrewsan said...

Are you wearing a wig in the YouTube video?

Jennifer said...

Guten Morgen, Guten Morgen
Guten Morgen, Sonnenschein
Momma

gideon said...

Thanks you so much for your post and putting up a translation of this with the original lyrics.

I came upon the song by interesting accident and the singer Nana Mouskouri seems amazing too.

This is THE perfect song to learn and sing to my newly wedded German wife :) I'm going to be on your blog practising this.. :D

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