~ Die Tulpe zwar gefällt mir sehr ~
This verse seems to be a play on words in German/Dutch because the word for "daisy" also means "moderate sweetheart" or "beloved beer stein" in direct translation. The stein is marked the Reinhold Merkelbach logo and mold number "814", ca. 1900.
Die Tulpe zwar gefällt mir sehr,
Maaßliebchen aber noch viel mehr.
The Tulip certainly pleases me,
but the daisy (does) still much more.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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