Todt zum Bawren:
Death to The Peasant|
You have had great daily work,
early and late without cease.
Your burden I will take from you.
Give me basket, flail and sword.
Oh ugly Death, give me my hat.
My work doesn't pain me anymore,
the [work] that I have done every day.
Why are you dragging me poor, old man?
|English translation from Beck, 1852|
|Death to the Peasant.||The Peasant's reply.|
You've had your day of toil and sweat,
O Death. give me my hat again
|Translation from Hess, 1841|
|Death to the Clown.||Answer of the Clown.|
Every day thou hadst labour great
O terrible death my hat give me,