Hey Henker du kriegst Silber
Gib mir dafur Zeit
Siehst du meinen Vater kommen
Er bringt Gold und kauft mich frei
Sohn, ich bring kein Silber
Und ich hab nie was gestohlen
Du weißt ich hab nichts
Um dich vom Galgen zu holen

Hey Henker hab noch Gnade
Warte `n halben Tag
Mein reicher Freund bringt dir
Soviel er tragen kann
Er bringt dir `n bißchen Silber
Er bringt dir `n bißchen Gold
Er bringt dir `n bißchen irgendwas
Um mich vom Galgen zu holen

Hey spiele um mein Leben, Vater
Halt den Henker auf
Seh mein Freund am Horizont
Hat was er hat verkauft
Endlich bringst du Silber
Hast Gold fur mich gestohlen
Bist tagelang umhergerannt
Willst mich vom Galgen holen

Ich bring` dir doch kein Silber
Ich will dir kein Gold geben
Ich komm` nur eben mal vorbei
Will dich am Galgen sehn
Von mir kriegst du kein Silber
Von mir kriegst du kein Gold
Dich am Galgen hangen sehn
Ist alles was ich wollt`

Er kommt nur um mich hang` zu sehn
Gott hilf mir, er will mich hangen sehn



[English translation] The Gallows

Hey hangman, you're getting silver
Give me time for it
Look my father is coming
He's bringing gold to buy my freedom
Son, I'm not bringing silver
I have never stolen anything
You know I have nothing
With which to fetch you from the gallows

Hey hangman, have mercy
Wait half a day
My rich friend is bringing you
everything he can carry
He's bringing you a bit of silver
He's bringing you a bit of gold
He's bringing you a bit of something
With which to fetch me from the gallows

Hey play for my life father
Stop the hangman
See my friend on the horizon
Has what he has bought
Finally you bring silver
Have stolen gold for me
Ran around for days on end
Do you want to fetch from the gallows

But I'm not bringing you silver
I don't want to give you gold
I'm just coming round
I want to see you on the gallows
You're not getting silver from me
You're not getting gold from me
To see you at the gallows is all I wanted

He's only coming to see me hanged
God help me he wants to see me hanged


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    General CommentI like this song: It's about a selfish man who thinks mony can buy anything and anyone. As death awaits him he thinks his friends will bribe the hangman to let him go, but in the end they all turn away from him and even come to enjoy his deserved execution.
    Neithanon April 03, 2006   Link

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