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Reinhard German: Ein Schlosser hat ein' Gesell'n (14) RE: German: Ein Schlosser hat ein' Gesell'n 08 May 19


I've translated the song with DeepL and corrected some phrases:

Three tailors came to the Rhine
And they stopped at the inn at Ingelheim,
On the Rhine, on the Rhine.
They didn't have a dime in their sack anymore,
But every one of them thirsted very much
After wine, after wine.

Mr Landlord, we don't have any piece of money,
But we were far around in the world,
On the Rhine, on the Rhine.
We can each do a masterpiece,
That's what we teach him, that's what'll bring him luck,
For wine, for wine.

You lad, I don't want to be your fool,
I am the innkeeper of Ingelheim,
On the Rhine, on the Rhine.
And can you not everyone do a masterpiece,
So I'll break the neck of every one of you.
Instead of wine, instead of wine.

The first now caught a ray of sunshine
And threaded it into the needle of steel,
On the Rhine, on the Rhine.
He sews together a broken wine glass,
That even the seam cannot be recognized
In the wine, in the wine.

The second one then caught a mosquito,
That just went over his nose,
On the Rhine, on the Rhine.
The mosquito had a hole in its stocking,
As small as it was, he stuffed it.
For wine, for wine.

The third one now took the needle in his hand
And drilled it mightily and deep into the wall,
On the Rhine, on the Rhine.
He flew like a bolt of lightning through the eye of the needle, --
I've seen it, my honour,
With the wine, with the wine.

The landlord said: I've never seen anything like this before,
Let not my thanks escape you, my boys,
On the Rhine, on the Rhine.
He took a thimble and filled it well,
There, lad, now drink yourselves full and mad
In wine, in wine.


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