Wednesday, December 3, 2008

ABC Wednesday-T

Oh TANNENBAUM, oh TANNENBAUM,
Wie grün sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
Oh TANNENBAUM, oh TANNENBAUM,
Wie grün sind deine Blätter!
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Oh TANNENBAUM, oh TANNENBAUM,
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
Wie oft hat schon zur Winterzeit
Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!
TANNENBAUM, oh TANNENBAUM,
Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
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Oh TANNENBAUM, oh TANNENBAUM,
Dein Kleid will mich was lehren:
Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
Gibt Mut und Kraft zu jeder Zeit!
Oh TANNENBAUM, oh TANNENBAUM,
Dein Kleid will mich was lehren!
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O Christmas TREE, O Christmas TREE,
Your branches green delight us.
O Christmas TREE, O Christmas TREE,
Your branches green delight us.
They're green when summer days are bright;
They're green when winter snow is white.
O, Christmas TREE, O Christmas TREE,
Your branches green delight us!
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O Christmas TREE, O Christmas TREE,
You give us so much pleasure!
O Christmas TREE, O Christmas TREE,
You give us so much pleasure!
How oft at Christmas tide the sight,
O green fir TREE, gives us delight!
O Christmas TREE, O Christmas TREE,
You give us so much pleasure!
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The custom of erecting a Christmas TREE can be traced to 16th century Germany.

It is normally a coniferous TREE that is brought into the home and decorated with lights and ornaments.
An angel or star is often placed at the top of the TREE, representing the host of angels or the Star of Bethlehem from the Nativity story.
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39 comments:

Smart Mouth Broad said...

Those reindeer look like They are having a Terrific Time on That Tree.
Oh Tannenbaum!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love your Teddy Tree!

naturglede said...

Thank you for a lovely post and the song. I am singing it now. Have a nice day:)

antigoni said...

I adore your post! Excellent work.

photowannabe said...

Too cute Teddy Tannenbaum.
This is a perfect choice for the letter T.

Poopsie Blue said...

A terrific T - I love my teddies & tree too.

Baino said...

Oh it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. I wrapped some pressies today and the tree goes up tomorrow! Now if the weather cools down, it will be perfect! 30 celsius today . .

babooshka said...

Clverly tied in with your love of bears and twiknly things again.

Miss_Yves said...

Terrific idea !

French Translation(Premier couplet)

"Mon beau sapin, roi des forêts
Que j'aime ta verdure
Quand par l'hiver, bois et guérêts
Sont dépouillés de leurs attraits
Mon beau sapin, roi des forêts
Tu gardes ta parure"

RuneE said...

And a bear beneath it? ;-)

Aileni said...

Treed by Linky... getting round everyone is taking a little longer.
Good post, Bear.

bobbie said...

A really wonderful post, and a really wonderful tree! You are so clever.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Totally terrific!

Rose said...

Sehr gut! Frohliche Weihnachten!

I could use some little reindeer elves myself to help put up Christmas decorations:)

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! As ever a teddy terrific post!
Dxxx

Kay Dennison said...

Lovely!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suldog said...

I just have to say that I'm amazed at how you find a shot of bears to illustrate everything! Well done!

Mental P Mama said...

One of my favorite carols...love the busy bears;)

Pretty Me!! said...

cute and cute and cute .... thats what i love in your blog !!! :D

Lily Hydrangea said...

awww! this is bear perfect.

Eileen Williams said...

I speak some German and had forgotten the words to Oh, Tannenbaum, so thanks for reminding me. And I love your beary festive tree!

Midlife Slices said...

Love the tree! We use a cowboy hat as our tree topper.

Dianne said...

what a fantastic tree!

peppylady said...

Great Tree and great post for this time of year.

Coffee is on.

Hallie said...

ha ha, thats a busy tree. it's really cute though!!! I love that Santa Bears face...it's so cute!

krizcpec said...

your blog is where I can find the cutest ABC posts one week after another. :)

Tash said...

such a cute bunch! It recently occured to me (after trying some indoor object photos) how well photographed the bears are. You really do a masterful job with this. & it's one of my most favorite Christmas songs - thanks for the version in German, think I'll learn it.

Reader Wil said...

Tannenbaum is a very good choice for T.

"White Chick!" said...

i love your tannenbaum!

splummer said...

Hi!
Great "T"! Didn't even think of that! Thanks for stopping by my place.

Sherrie

earthlingorgeous said...

As always perfect posts! I love all your bears :) Lovely tree!

Anonymous said...

dear beary,
How terrific that you made thius theme T also with TRADITIONS , I love that, your blog is such a relieve )positive' I am the same way as you could see...

Happy days dear friend
from JoAnnd eyes
www.joannwalraven.blogspot.com

YankeeChick said...

I just wanted to pop in and say hi. I have seen you at my fairly new reads (Midlifeslices and SmartMouthBroad) and thought I would check your blog out.

I, too, love bears. I 'forced' myself to limit my collecting to only Boyds Bears and have well over 200. I am ashamed that I have lost count. In fact I haven't added to my collection in a couple of years! Mayhaps visiting your blog will get my a** in gear once again! LOL

Kim said...

Perfect for T and the holiday season.

Daryl said...

I just love how you always have the PERFECT bear(s) for every possible post!

:-Daryl

The Mane Point said...

Good one!

I never knew the words to that song . . . in English OR German.

8-)

TAILS AND TATTLETALES

ramblingwoods said...

We used to sing that song in chorus in elementary school in German..I wonder how bad we really sounded..LOL

TSannie said...

Terrifically tremendous!

Carin Fuchs said...

Never read/heard the english version of it!
But I enjoyed to read that the english version makes a lot more sense then the german! LOL LOL

The second line (Wie gruen sind deine Blätter) is (litarally) translated:
How green your leafs are!
Pardon, LEAFS? At a fir tree? Used to puzzle me greatly as a child! LOL