Ernst Ryll
(Germany)

My Friend, the Tree

I wanted to see you again for a long time, my old childhood friend.
There were some things I wanted to tell you, and I knew you to understand.
Even as a little girl, I came to you with all children worries.
I felt safe with you, and all sorrow flew away.
When I wept in your arm, you stroked my hair with your green leaves, my old friend.
My friend, the tree, is dead.  He fell in the early dawn.
Never again will you sway in the wind.
I lost my best friend,
Who connected me with childhood.

(Translated from a German song. 
Singer was Alexandra, in 1968)

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Mein Freund der Baum


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See You AgainSee You Again

See You Again

I wanted to see you again for a long time, my old childhood friend.

You UnderstandYou Understand

You Understand

There were some things I wanted to tell you, and I knew you to understand.

All Children WorriesAll Children Worries

All Children Worries

Even as a little girl, I came to you with all children worries.

Stroke My HairStroke My Hair

Stroke My Hair

When I wept in your arm, you stroked my hair with your green leaves, my old friend.

My Old FriendMy Old Friend

My Old Friend

Never again will you sway in the wind.

Fell in Early DawnFell in Early Dawn

Fell in Early Dawn

My friend, the tree, is dead.  He fell in the early dawn.

Lost My Best FriendLost My Best Friend

Lost My Best Friend

I lost my best friend, who connected me with childhood.

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