Song: Ich geh' mit meiner Laterne

 
A St. Martin's Day lantern A St. Martin's Day lantern

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

Ich geh' mit meiner Laterne
Und meine Laterne mit mir.
Dort oben leuchten die Sterne,
Hier unten, da leuchten wir.
Mein Licht ist aus,
Wir geh'n nach Haus,
Rabimmel, rabammel, rabum.

English translation

I'm going with my lantern
And my lantern goes with me.
Up above the stars are glowing,
And glowing, too, are we.
My light is out,
We're going home,
Rabimmel, rabammel, rabum.

voyage kids singers

Listen to voyage kids singers from primary schools throughout the UK singing Ich gehe mit meiner Laterne.

voyage kids singers - King's Pre-Preparatory School, Rochester

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voyage kids singers - Year 5, King's Ely Junior, Ely

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voyage kids singers - Ravenscote Community Junior School, Frimley, Surrey

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voyage kids singers - Icknield Primary School, Luton

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voyage kids singers - Malmesbury Primary School, Morden, London

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voyage kids singers - Queen Elizabeth's High School, Gainsborough

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voyage kids singers - Hillside Avenue Primary School, Norwich

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voyage kids singers - Vicarage Park Primary School, Kendal

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voyage kids singers - Greshams Prep School, Holt, Norfolk

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For teachers

voyage kids singers

Why not record your pupils singing Ich geh' mit meiner Laterne in German?

We'll put the recording online for everyone to listen to!

Just send your recording as an MP3 file to kids@ukgermanconnection.org - Don't forget to tell us your name, the name and address of your school, and what class your pupils are from.

You can find the sheet music here:

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Words Ahoy! ยท Wörter Ahoi!

Deutsch English
die Laterne lantern
gehen to walk / go
die Sterne stars
leuchten to glow
das Licht light
das Haus house / home
Rabimmel, rabammel, rabum Rabimmel, rabammel, rabum (it means the same thing in English!)