~ Wenn 8 Keile rings - umfallen ~
This verse refers to an event in Nine-Pins (Skittles), the European version and precursor of our ten-pin bowling. The unmarked stein without lid is probably by Marzi & Remy, ca. 1900.
Wenn 8 Keile rings - umfallen,
der König nur mehr steht allein,
Ein Kranz! - Der muß vor Allen,
das frohe Keglerherz erfreu'n.
When 8 pins have fallen around,
(and) only the kingpin stands alone,
A wreath! - It must before all,
give joy to the merry bowler's heart.
Translation: Roy De Selms
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