4. Ach, es schmeckt doch gar zu gut

From Mer hahn en neue Oberkeet, BWV 212

Composer
Johann Sebastian Bach
Key
A major
Meter
3/4
Structure
none
Length
30 measures

German text

English translation

Ach, es schmeckt doch gar zu gut,
Oh, but it does feel awfully good,
Wenn ein Paar recht freundlich tut;
When a couple makes all nice and cosy;
Ei, da braust es in dem Ranzen,
Wow, what a quaking in the belly,
Als wenn eitel Flöh und Wanzen
As if fleas and bugs
Und ein tolles Wespenheer
And a crazy beehive
Miteinander zänkisch wär.
Were squabbling all together.

About the text

  • Author: Picander

Instrumentation

  • Violino
  • Viola
  • Soprano
  • Continuo

Notes

Last dated cantata (Dürr 2005, 884).

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