The Drosselhof Song

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The only restaurant in the Drosselgasse
with its own song

Songtext

In Rüdesheim in the Drosselgass‘

Our song: Composed by Otto Hausmann / Dedicated to the Drosselhof

In Rüdesheim in the Drosselgass‘ the greenery invites,
Us all to drink our glass of wine, till deep into the nights
That’s where we pass the wine around, that’s where our voices ring
It’s written on that wall – o hear! – basses and tenors sing:

Rüdesheimer wine,
Plus maidens, blond and fine
Are what makes life so great
So, friend, I’ll tell you straight
Keep loving wine and boast
About that final toast
And cherish those cute girls
Like precious, priceless pearls.

In Rüdesheim in the Drosselgass‘ we welcome everyone
His blessing God does here bestow on revelers having fun
However cold the wind may be, ice melts and breaks just fine!
The heart warms up, the glasses clink and we do praise the wine.

Rüdesheimer wine,
Plus maidens, blond and fine
Are what makes life so great
So, friend, I’ll tell you straight
Keep loving wine and boast
About that final toast
And cherish those cute girls
Like precious, priceless pearls.

In Rüdesheim in the Drosselgass‘ midnight strikes down from heaven
But we’ll all stick to the path of virtue, to Paragraph Eleven*
When you go home, this alleyway – thank God! – is really small
You fumble right, you fumble left and mumble, nay, you drawl:

Rüdesheimer wine,
Plus maidens, blond and fine
Are what makes life so great
So, friend, I’ll tell you straight
Keep loving wine and boast
About that final toast
And cherish those cute girls
Like precious, priceless pearls.

* Ironic allusion to one of the traditional ‚Drinking Rules‘ (Bier-Comment)
of German fraternities which states ‘We keep on drinking!’