Poet: Alexander Petöfi
English Translation: Prof. Robert McFarland
Composer: Luise Greger
Let him drink wine, he who has no love,
No little doll of his own,
And that man will soon believe
All women are his own!
Let him drink, he who has no means,
And a purse devoid of gold,
And that man will soon possess
All the treasures in the world!
Let him drink, he who is pale and wan
And full of sorrow and woe,
And soon, just as these other men
His suffering shall pass also!
I don't have gold, nor love, only pain!
So I shall drink three times as much wine as my friends,
Three times as much wine as my friends!