May you have good friends aplenty,
And may they be as faithful and reliable
As the morning’s sunrise each day.
May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night
And a road downhill all the way to your door.
May every hair on your head turn into a candle
To light your way to heaven;
And may God and His Holy Mother
Take the harm of years away from you.
And may you have no frost on your spuds,
No worms on your cabbage,
May your goat have plenty of milk,
And if you should buy a donkey
Please, God, may she be pregnant!