Nw sweiget vnd lot ewir krigen
Be quiet now, and cease your quarrel.|
Run after the child with the cradle,
the both of you must to the dance.
Madam, laugh! Then the jest becomes complete.
O kind ich wold dich haben irlost
Oh child, I would have saved you.|
Now I have lost my consolation,
Death has forestalled it
and taken me along with you.
This book exchanges the sequence of mother and child. However, her speech: »Oh child, I would have saved you« is clearly an answer to the child's accusation: »How can you leave me now?«. Death also tells her to »Run after the child with the cradle«.