German Song Lyrics

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German and English Song Lyrics

You’ll find a wide variety of music here, ranging from Rammstein to The Sound of Music! We even offer the German lyrics for songs by the Beatles and Johnny Cash! (Yes, they made recordings in German.)

Sound of Music
“The Sound of Music” on Blu-ray. Learn the song lyrics in German and English.
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Much of my German song lyrics collection is still online at my former German Language site (and we link to that below), but newer songs and newly added lyrics are right here at, including those by artists such as Annett Louisan, ich + ich, Nena, the Wise Guys, and Chefket. You’ll also find the German lyrics from the film version of The Sound of Music (known in German as “Meine Lieder, meine Träume”) and some great songs by Max Raabe and Heintje hits.

German Lyrics + English Translations

NEW! Nena: “99 Luftballons”
Released in West Germany in 1983, Nena’s anti-war song “99 Luftballons” soon became a worldwide hit. The English version (“99 Red Balloons”) came out a year later. Many, many years later, this German song remains an international classic.

“Sound of Music” Song Lyrics
“The Hills Are Alive with the Sound of Music” – and many of the “Sound of Music” hits auf Deutsch!

Heintje Songs
In the late 1960s Heintje (Hein Simons) was almost as big as the Beatles in Germany! And like the Beatles, he wasn’t born in Germany. He had many hits, including “Mama” and “Heidschi Bumbeidschi.”

Max Raabe CD
Max Raabe sings songs with interesting German lyrics on this CD.

Max Raabe Song Lyrics
“Kein Schwein ruft mich an,” “Mein kleiner grüner Kaktus,” and other Max Raabe classics. In addition to his concerts in Germany and Europe, Max Raabe and his Palastorchester have done several concert tours in North America. See the official Max Raabe site for current tour dates.

From the Archives

The following content is still in our older-format archives. These pages will be converted to the new site format over the next few weeks and months. In the meantime, you can still access these archived pages:

‘Sound of Music’ Song Lyrics
More song lyrics from “The Sound of Music” – plus ‘Sound of Music’ Trivia.

Wise Guys Song Lyrics
“Meine Deutschlehrerin,” “Schiller” (a “Thriller” spoof) and other songs from the “frei!” album.

Annett Louisan Songs
“Drück die Eins” from the “teilzeithippie” album.

Chefket Songs
“Einerseits andererseits” from the album of the same name by the Turkish-German rapper Chefket.

ich+ich – Song Lyrics
A collection of song lyrics in German and English, including “Du erinnerst mich an Liebe” and other ich+ich hit songs! Also see songs by Wir sind Helden.

Wir sind Helden – Song Lyrics
“Soundso” and other hit songs!

Weihnachten – Christmas
German Christmas Carols – Weihnachtslieder
Lyrics in German and English: “Silent Night” (“Stille Nacht”), “Alle Jahre wieder,” “Rudolf” and other German Christmas classics!

These song lyrics and pages are still at the website for German that I used to edit (1998-2008). For your convenience, here are some links to that content.

German Popular Music (
German and English lyrics for popular hits in German, from rap to rock – from the Beatles to Johnny Cash, from Falco to Udo Lindenberg.

German Children’s Songs (
German and English lyrics for Austrian and German Kinderlieder and the German birthday song “Wie schön, dass du geboren bist.”

German Halloween Songs (
Songs with a Halloween theme. Lyrics in German and English – from

National Anthems (
German and English lyrics for the Austrian, German, and Swiss national anthems.
»» AUSTRIA: Austrian National Anthem – “Land der Berge”
»» GERMANY: German National Anthem – “Das Deutschlandlied”
»» SWITZERLAND: Swiss National Anthem – “Nationalhymne”

Die Prinzen (
The enjoyable songs of the eastern German group “Die Prinzen” – with clever lyrics.

Rammstein Song Lyrics (
German and English lyrics for Rammstein songs. Also see the main Rammstein page for background information about this controversial German heavy-metal band.

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