Yesterday evening, I went out
I went to the forest
A little rabbit sat in a bush
He watched me with his little eyes
The little rabbit came near to me
So he could tell me this.
Aren't you the hunter
Who hunts me down with his dogs?
When the wind game catches me,
Hunter, have you caught me?
When I think of my fate,
My heart aches straight away!
Poor little rabbit, you are so pale!
Don't go on the peasant's grass,
Don't go in the peasant' s cabbage patch
Or else you pay for it with your skin,
You can spare yourself much misery and pain,
You can be a happy rabbit!