~ Hoch soll er leben ~
Here's a toast to begin the drinking on this porcelain stein with a transfer scene, ca. late 1900's to early 2000's. Hoch (high) is translated here as "long" to correspond to the English equivalent "long live".
Hoch soll er leben,
hoch soll er leben, -
drei mal hoch.
Gesundheit, frohsinn, langes Leben,
darauf laßt uns einen heben!
Long shall he live,
long shall he live, -
three times long.
(To) health, happy spirit, long life,
on that let us hoist one!
Translation: Roy De Selms
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