Listen, about seven last …

Listen, about seven last night,
Mother was with the merchant over there.
It's bumping and rumbling up the stairs,
knock on the door and rip it open!
Knecht Ruprecht did it, he stepped inside
and think, I was all alone.
He was about to growl a few Christmas carols,
I slipped down quickly from my chair
and sang the song of the "Silent Night",
he's turned a blind eye!
He gave me nuts and gingerbread
and grumbled: "I'll visit you again.
Farewell, greet father and mother."
I said cheerfully, "Goodbye."

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