~ Schneidige Wehr : blanke Ehr ~
The verse is from a folk song for Catholic youth and seems to teach that songs for comfort are better than weapons. The transfer scene has a definite musical theme and the stein is marked with the logo of Reinhold-Merkelbach and form number 570 C, ca. 1900.
Schneidige Wehr : blanke Ehr!
Lied zum Geleit : geb Gott all Zeit.
Sharp weapon : blank honor!
Song to accompany : give God all (of your) time.
Translation: Roy De Selms / John Piet
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