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German Song Lyrics

German Christmas Carols

Weiße Weihnacht
White Christmas

This classic Christmas song was written by Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin, 1888-1989) for the 1942 movie musical Holiday Inn, starring Bing Crosby and Marjorie Reynolds. Berlin's song won the 1942 Academy Award for song of the year. Crosby also sang it in Blue Skies (1946) and as the title song in White Christmas, the 1954 remake of Holiday Inn. According to ASCAP, “White Christmas” is the most recorded Christmas song of all time, with over 500 different versions. Although the Bing Crosby rendition is by far the most popular, over 150 musical artists have recorded the song since 1942. The song has been translated into many languages, including German. (Source: Irving Berlin.com) - Also see the original English lyrics.

Melodie & Text: Irving Berlin, 1942


DEUTSCH
Text: B. Balz/I. Berlin
 

Süß singt der Engel Chor
  Weihnacht
Und draussen rieselt leis' der Schnee
Festlich strahlen Kerzen in allen
  Herzen
Vergeh'n Kummer heut' und Weh

Süß singt der Glocken Ton
  Weihnacht
Das Fest der Liebe ist nun da
Und ein einz'ger Wunsch stellt sich ein
Möcht's auf Erden Frieden immer sein

Festlich strahlen Kerzen in allen
  Herzen
Vergeh'n Kummer heut' und Weh
Süß singt der Glocken Ton
  Weihnacht
Das Fest der Liebe ist nun da

Und ein einz'ger Wunsch stellt sich ein
Möcht's auf Erden Frieden immer sein
ENGLISH
Literal English translation
(Also: Orig. English lyrics)

Sweetly sings the angel choir
  Christmas
And outside the snow falls softly
Festively glow candles in all
  hearts
Worry and woe vanish today

Sweetly sing the bells
  Christmas
The festival of love is now here
And a single wish arises
May there always be peace on earth

Festively glow candles in all
  hearts
Worry and woe vanish today
Sweetly sing the bells
  Christmas
The festival of love is now here

And a single wish arises
May there always be peace on earth

Also see the original English lyrics for “White Christmas”

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