(German) Es Klapert Die Mühle am Rauschenden Bach

(Words probably by Ernst Anschütz, music perhaps by Heinrich Carsten Reinecke)

Printed songbook, p. 47.

Instrumental version:

German:
Es klappert die Mühle am rauschenden Bach,
Klipp klapp (klipp klapp)!
Bei Tag und bei Nacht ist der Müller stets wach,
Klipp klapp (klipp klapp)!
Er mahlet das Korn zu dem kräftigen Brot,
Und haben wir dieses, so hat’s keine Not,
Klipp klapp, klipp klapp, klipp klapp.

Flink laufen die Räder und drehen den Stein,
Klipp klapp (klipp klapp)!
Und mahlen den Weizen zu Mehl uns so fein,
Klipp klapp (klipp klapp)!
Der Bäcker dann Zwieback und Kuchen draus bäckt,
Der immer den Kindern besonders gut schmeckt,
Klipp klapp, klipp klapp, klipp klapp.

Wenn reichliche Körner das Ackerfeld trägt,
Klipp klapp (klipp klapp)!
Die Mühle dann flink ihre Räder bewegt,
Klipp klapp (klipp klapp)!
Und schenkt uns der Himmel nur immerdar Brot,
So sind wir geborgen und leiden nicht Not,
Klipp klapp, klipp klapp, klipp klapp.

English:
Oh, hear now the mill by the babbling brook,
Click clack (click clack)!
By day and by night is the miller at work,
Click clack (click clack)!
He grinds up the grain to make our daily bread,
And once we have it, we need nothing instead,
Click clack, click clack, click clack!

The grindstone is turned by the mill wheel’s power
Click clack (click clack)!
It grinds all the wheat to the finest of flour,
Click clack (click clack)!
The children all love what the good baker bakes —
Crisp crackers, warm breads, and our favorite cakes.
Click clack, click clack, click clack!

In fall at the harvest we have lots of grain,
Click clack (click clack)!
The wheel by the mill it will turn once again,
Click clack (click clack)!
Throughout all the seasons this is what we pray,
That heaven will send us our bread day by day,
Click clack, click clack, click clack!

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