3. Du böses Kind

From Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
e minor → f sharp minor
Meter
4/4
Length
10 measures

German text

English translation

Schlendrian
Schlendrian
Du böses Kind, du loses Mädchen,
You naughty child, you wild girl,
Ach! wenn erlang ich meinen Zweck:
ah! When will I achieve my goal:
Tu mir den Coffee weg!
get rid of the coffee for my sake!
 
 
Liesgen
Liesgen
Herr Vater, seid doch nicht so scharf!
Father sir, but do not be so harsh!
Wenn ich des Tages nicht dreimal
If I couldn’t, three times a day,
Mein Schälchen Coffee trinken darf,
be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee,
So werd ich ja zu meiner Qual
in my anguish I will turn into
Wie ein verdorrtes Ziegenbrätchen.
a shriveled-up roast goat.
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

  • Liesgen (Soprano)
  • Schlendrian (Basso)
  • Continuo: Cembalo

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