Kann danzen nu, un kann ock spinnen, Denn alle mine teigen Finger, De dohn nich mihr weh, De dohn nioh mihr weh! A pretty pair of shoes for thee! Alas, my mother! let me hear What use are pretty shoes to me! I cannot dance I cannot spin: And why these promised shoes to win! O mother mine. I will not take Thy kindly gift. My fingers ache! Spin, spin, my little daughter dear!