I walked beside the mountain streams,
Adored the mystic starlit sky
And built my castles in my dreams
As endless time was passing by.
I have stood at the peak of a mountain high,
Looked down on the world below;
I have seen the beauty of a starlit sky
And the sunset's golden afterglow.
One Christmas eve on German soil,
A group of soldiers sang
The seasons' lovely songs
Until the court yard rang.