I am a lad, respectably born,
I laugh at everyone,
Because I fear nobody
And am a master of all trades.

In the winter when the nights are long
And the day is very short,
I seek out my objective,
And cover the various shops.

Summer, when the nights are short,
And the day a little longer,
I am dressed so fine
And prefer housebreaking.

I have a partner, he's no fool,
He rings like a bell;
And when times are bad for me,
I send him on a hijacking job.