~ Es Zogen drei Burschen ~
This is the first line of a German folk song entitled "Der Wirtin Töchterlein" by Ludwig Uhland in 1809. The stein is Jugendstil (youth style = modern art) ca. early 1900's.
Es Zogen drei Burschen
wohl über den Rhein.

Der Wirtin Töchterlein.
Three comrades so bold
strolled over the Rhein.

Of the Inn Keeper's little daughter.
Translation: Les Hopper compilation 2 / Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Unknown