The bell of the church …

The bell of the church tower
beats twelve times bam.
The old year is over again.

People can see each other in the alleys.
I can't believe it anymore.
They sing and jump around like fleas
and throw the hats up in the air.

The chimney sweeper Schwerzlich
kisses confectioner Krause very warmly.
The old gendarme is even humming today
a friendly one: Cheers to the New Year.

Author: Joachim Ringelnatz