by Julius Wolff (1834 - 1910)
Translation © by Sharon Krebs

Wirth, hast du nicht ein volles Faß?
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Wirth, hast du nicht ein volles Faß?
Das wollen wir heut anstechen,
Hier unter Bäumen auf grünem Gras
Giebt das ein lustig Zechen.
Der beste Trank, den Einer kennt,
Der wird der gute Wein genennt
  So hier, so da,
So dort, so allenthalben.

Wo hab' ich denn den Durst nur her?
Er steckt mir in der Kehle,
Und wenn das Trinken Sünde wär',
Bei meiner armen Seele!
Auf Erden ließ' ich's nimmer doch
Und tränk' auch in der Hölle noch,
  So hier, so da,
So dort, so allenthalben.

Komm, Pfäfflein, komm, du Reitersmann,
Du Waidmann und du Ferge,
Ihr Wegemüden, haltet an!
Hier rinnt ein Quell vom Berge;
Sitzt nieder auf dem grünen Plan,
Ersäuft den Wurm im hohlen Zahn
  So hier, so da,
So dort, so allenthalben.

Geh' nicht vorüber, Mägdelein,
Du fehlst noch in der Runde,
Es fällt in's Herz wie Sonnenschein
Ein Gruß von rothem Munde;
Komm, jeden Kuß, verschämt und still,
Mit Küssen ich dir vergelten will
  So hier, so da,
So dort, so allenthalben.

Ho! Spielmann, Spielmann, schnell herbei!
Woher, wohin die Pfade?
Hier lebt sich's lustig, fromm und frei,
Schau' an die Gottesgnade!
Rückt hin, Gesellen, seht! er winkt,
Er kommt, nun lacht und singt und trinkt
  So hier, so da,
So dort, so allenthalben.

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Innkeeper, do you not have a full...
Language: English  after the German (Deutsch) 
Innkeeper, do you not have a full barrel?
That barrel we shall tap today,
Here under the trees upon the green grass
There shall be a merry carousing.
The best drink known to man
Is called the good wine,
  Thus here, thus there
Thus there, thus everywhere.
 
Where did I acquire this thirst?
It sticks in my throat,
And if drinking were a sin,
By my poor soul!
Upon earth I should nonetheless never leave off drinking
And would drink even in hell still,
  Thus here, thus there
Thus there, thus everywhere.
 
Come, little priest, come, you rider,
You huntsman and you ferryman,
You weary travellers, stop!
A spring runs down from the mountain here;
Sit down upon the green plain,
Drown the worm living in your hollow tooth,1
  Thus here, thus there
Thus there, thus everywhere.
 
Do not walk past, maiden,
You are what is still missing in our midst,
A greeting from [your] red lips
Falls into the heart like sunshine;
Come, for every kiss, given shyly and quietly,
I shall recompense you with [more] kisses,
  Thus here, thus there
Thus there, thus everywhere.
 
Ho! musician, musician, come quickly!
Whence, whither the paths?
Here one can live merrily, well and freely,
Look upon the grace of God!
Make room, comrades, see! [the musician] is waving,
He comes, now laugh and sing and drink,
  Thus here, thus there
Thus there, thus everywhere.

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Translated titles:
"So hier, so da" = "Thus here, thus there"
"Trinklied" = "Drinking Song"
"Ein lustig Zechen" = "A jolly carousing"
"Trinklied aus dem Rattenfänger von Hameln" = "Drinking song from the Ratcatcher of Hamelin"
"Einkehr" = "A stop at an inn"
"Wirth! hast du nicht ein volles Fass?" = "Innkeeper! do you not have a full barrel?"
"Wirth, hast du nicht ein volles Fass" = "Innkeeper, do you not have a full barrel"
"Wirth, hast du nicht ein volles Fass?" = "Innkeeper, do you not have a full barrel?"
1It seems that there was an ancient belief that worms took up residence in hollow teeth. See http://www.saunar-verlag.de/shop/kurioses/zahnwurmbrevier.php

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