13. Im Ernst ein Wort!

From Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
C major → D major
Meter
4/4
Length
7 measures

German text

English translation

Im Ernst ein Wort!
Let’s get serious a moment!
Noch eh ich dort
Before I head over
An unsre Schenke
To the tavern
Und an den Tanz gedenke,
And think of nothing else but dancing,
So sollst du erst der Obrigkeit zu Ehren
I want you to hear the new little song
Ein neues Liedchen von mir hören.
I wrote for our boss.
 

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Continuo

Notes

Last dated cantata (Dürr 2005, 884).

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