Om jeg lever kveg

Danish to English Translation:

If I Am Still Alive:

Music: Frederiksen, lyrics: Atkin (Read the original text by Aktin here)
Translation to Danish (As seen in the booklet): Frederiksen

The epidemic will not kill me
I can surely do that myself
Adulterer, sinner, abandoned
So let me now reap what I have sown

Everyone must die sometime, but how will the end be?
In battle, in drunkenness, in the whore’s arms, or in the sick bed?
Folk fall down in the street; they twitch and vomit black bile
But if one drinks a half barrel of beer it can happen for us all!

The epidemic will not kill me
I can surely do that myself
God will certainly punish my lust and my thirst
Surely, leprosy will get me first

We all meet our fate, but how will you repay its cunning?
Kicking? Screaming? Laughing? Crying? The sickness will surely take you
It’s known by the sores, known by the boils and the unbearable itch
But I’ve had that before from a filthy whore!

Come, lads, sit down with me
Let us not wait for signs of sickness
Let us be wanton, let us be licentious
Bring us each a loose lass!

Come, lads, sit at the table
Let us not wait until we’re to be buried
Let us drink, let us now rinse
Bring us each a half barrel of beer!

The epidemic…