What signifies this day to me
That I'm so overjoyed?
Loud beats my heart, I feel so free,
Stay it but unalloyed!
Ah! yes 'tis Ann's day, Saint Anna, sweet Anna!
No fairer day has past,
This livelong year nor in the last.
Anna to thee is my fav'rite road,
My fav'rite road, my fav'rite way,
Anna to thee my best song to day,
My fav'rite song, my sweetest song!
Oh! dearest name oh! dearest name oh! dearest name,
Long as I live I'll sing of that name,
Yes, I'll sing of thy name.
Camillo Walzel (pseudonym F. Zell) (1829-1895), 1877