Ships will stay for a time and then set their course, -
But they always are home back, stormy or fair...
In at most a half-year Iíll come to the doors, -
To be going away, to be going away for a half year.
Any people are back but the nearest friends,
But the greatest beloved and devoted women.
Any people are back - but of needful brands, -
Damn belief in ill fate, damn it what my words will mean!
And I wonít believe it, it canít be my creed,
That to burn down ships is in fashion somewhere.
Iíll sure come back - full of friends, full of deed, -
Iíll, surely, sing, Iíll, surely, sing in at most a half-year.