Sie hatten sich beide so herzlich lieb
They so loved one another


They so loved each other, t’was beyond belief,
She was a tart and he was a thief.
After he’d committed some crime,
She said, ‘Had a nice time?’ and laughed.

Their days were passed in bliss and joy
And all night long they’d kiss and toy.
When they locked him in a cell,
She said, ‘Well, well!’ and laughed.

He had them tell her: ‘Come to me,
I long so for your company.
Come, for I will soon be dead.’
She shook her head and laughed.

The execution was at six,
By seven grave diggers 'd downed their picks,
Between the hours of eight and nine
She sat drinking her glass of wine and laughed.