… A sad mellow tone of a bell,
Rings melancholy a sad knell.
It brings with lamenting, great sorrow!
It give me a thought for tomorrow.
… Why think now of that, what is past?
Those dear to me, strong and fast;
And that bell still tolls, a sad knell.
It brings me visions, that sad bell…
… Away you sad thoughts, bother not!
Your thoughts of sorrow, away rot;
And that knell, that bell, why so ring?
Mourning for one dead, death song sing!
… And that bell rings on, that sad bell!
It strikes my heart, that fool knell.
For I hear it says, tones like said,
“It is your life, that is dead!” …