In the Tavern (In Taberna)

English translation

In the Tavern

When we are in the tavern,
we do not think how we will go to dust,
but we hurry to gamble,
which always makes us sweat.
What happens in the tavern,
where money is host,
you may well ask,
and hear what I say.
 
The mistress drinks, the master drinks,
the soldier drinks, the priest drinks,
the man drinks, the woman drinks,
the servant drinks with the maid.
 
Some gamble, some drink,
some behave loosely.
But of those who gamble,
some are stripped bare,
some win their clothes here,
some are dressed in sacks.
Here no-one fears death,
but they throw the dice in the name of Bacchus.
 
Submitted by Susan Metz on Mon, 20/03/2017 - 20:02
Added in reply to request by Anika Mer
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These lyrics are from a classical choral work Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.
Note: These lyrics are copyright and are published on the site shown with the permission of Schott Music International.
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In Taberna

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