GRÜNBERG 1921 "Drinking With The Devil" rare thin paper! 75 Pfennig #5 German Notgeld
A wonderful silhouette series from the "fruit and wine city of the East." I've translated the series as follows (this is #5):
1. In Silesia's mountains, there grows a wine
which needs no heat nor sunshine;
Whether the year is bad or the year is good,
One gladly drinks the grape's blood.
2. There I lay one time before a full barrel,
"Someone should drink me that!"
So I called, "and even if it be the Devil,"
"I'll drink him under the table with such wine!"
3. And as the last word echoed,
Satan's footsteps rang out in the cellar.
"Hey, friend, if I win, then you are mine!"
"I'll take you up," he called out, "on your bet!"
4. We drank almost half the night,
Many a mug was emptied.
5. Then the Devil slurred, "Hey, comrade,"
"By Purgatory, I've had my fill!"
6. "I drank, a hundred years ago in Prague,
with students there, day and night;
But to drink more of such sour wine,
For that I would have to be born a Silesian!"
Grünberg is today Zielona Góra, Poland.
CONDITION: AUNC+, age spots
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