Maikäfer, flieg

The little dog Laughed, and other Nursery rhymes

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Maikäfer, flieg

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1jimroberts
Sep 19, 2007, 3:09pm

Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home.
Your house is on fire, your children are gone

various continuations.

Maikäfer, flieg,
dein Vater ist im Krieg,
dein Vater ist im Pommernland,
Pommernland ist abgebrannt.
Maikäfer, flieg.

The Thirty Years War, the last great religious war in Europe. They really knew how to make war in those days, halving the population of large parts of the affected area.