English Translation

A young girl goes dancing
with a golden ribbon
she bound it fast
around the boy's hand.

My dearest girl,
please set me free,
I am certainly not going
to run away from you.

Hardly had the pretty girl
loosened the golden ribbon,
than the boy ran off
into the woods.

They shot after him
with fifteen rifles, - bang...
And if you want to have me,
then you have me here.