23. Mein Schatz, erraten!

From Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
D major
Meter
4/4
Structure
none
Length
9 measures

German text

English translation

Bass
Bass
Mein Schatz, erraten!
You guessed it, honey!
Sopran
Soprano
Und weil wir nun
Since there’s
Dahier nichts mehr zu tun,
Nothing more to do here,
So wollen wir auch Schritt vor Schritt
We should mosy our way
In unsre alte Schenke waten.
Over to our old tavern.
Bass
Bass
Ei! hol mich der und dieser,
Hey! bring them other two along,
Herr Ludwig und der Steur-Reviser
Mister Ludwig and the tax-man
Muß heute mit.
Gotta come too.

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Basso
  • Continuo

Notes

Last dated cantata (Dürr 2005, 884).

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