Teddies, little dolls and kittens
Either stuffed or made from knittings,
Pretty toys that come to bow
To the mighty tomcat Meow.
And at night they’re all awake
They’re alive and joy they take
In doing the chores at hand.
What they break, they quickly mend.
Hurried, busy little fellows,
It soon dawns over the meadows!
Be careful tiny friend!
A kid’s gotten out of bed!
When the clock strikes midnight next
The toys that are never vexed
Shall awake and play till dawn
And keep silent in the morn’.
* Translation Credit: Oana Amaricai