Why didn't you pay the Pied Piper?
Now all but one of the thirty seven children are stolen away...
The Pied Piper did all you asked
took all the rats, removed the plague.
You didn't pay, you wouldn't reward
the Pied Piper with flute for sword
And with that beautiful weapon the Piper seized
your children, thirty six, lead away with ease.
Did the Pied Piper enjoy this task?
Leading the children like he lead the rats?
Taking them from heart and home
to punish the greedy, let them live alone.
But the greedy were not the only ones now alone
the children, the children, taken from home
what did the piper do to protect them?
Let them not realize what had befallen?
With rats it began, with rat babies it ended
Pied Piper, a sorcerer. The children, transformed.
With regret the Pied Piper plays on, his honor defended.
Always followed by a rat horde
numbering always, thirty six strong.