4. Ei! Wie schmeckt der Kaffee süße

From Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht, BWV 211

Johann Sebastian Bach
b minor
172 measures

German text

English translation

Ei! wie schmeckt der Coffee süße,
Ah! How sweet coffee tastes,
Lieblicher als tausend Küsse,
more delicious than a thousand kisses,
Milder als Muskatenwein.
milder than muscatel wine.
Coffee, Coffee muss ich haben,
Coffee, I have to have coffee,
Und wenn jemand mich will laben,
and, if someone wants to pamper me,
Ach, so schenkt mir Coffee ein!
ah, then fill up my coffee again!

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