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Widerstehend der Ärzte Kunst, nutzend jetzt der Stunde Gunst
Was da atmet muß nun sterben, daß die Welt gereinigt werde
Mordend Juden und Christenheit, lüstern, voller Grausamkeit
Massengräber füllen sich, holde Pest, wir grüßen dich !

Und in toter Augen Glanz
Tanzen wir den Totentanz
Massengräber füllen sich
Holde Pest, wir grüßen dich !

Schwarzer Tod, willkommner Gast, nimm, die du erkoren hast
Unheilbar, dem Grab geweiht, wird der Mensch vom Leben befreit
Sich, wir danken feiernd dir, tanzen auf den Gräbern hier
Sterbende, sie quälen sich, holde Pest, wir grüßen dich !



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    General CommentI don't really feel like translating the whole thing, but the title of the song in English would be "Plague Dance." Intuitively, the song is something of a tribute to the bubonic plague and its killing prowess and the "dance" itself could be taken to mean two separate things. First, it could just be a reference to the type of song that this is (i.e., a "dance" as opposed to a "waltz" or a "march" or whatever). Second, it could also mean the "dance" performed by the victims of the plague in which they stumble around and fall over dead into mass-graves. Such a happy tune!
    das blaue lichton April 04, 2005   Link

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