Der Mann von Wort
The Man of his Word


You said, Friend, I shall return.
That was your word.
You did not come. Is this a man
Inspiring trust, when heard?

‘The Word, The Man’ that had a German ring;
No sooner uttered than taken right to heart
And sealed there like the sacred oath
Made by a German shake of hands on either part.

Come, we’re as good as any German,
The people whom all in the world admire.
Here, take my hand, we’ll shake on it,
To be German men is our desire