Ah! How sweet coffee tastes,
more delicious than a thousand kisses,
milder than muscatel wine.
Coffee, I have to have coffee,
and, if someone wants to pamper me,
ah, then bring me coffee as a gift!
Who knew Bach wrote a cantata/comic opera about coffee?
Via Wikipedia, an outline:
Better yet, however, are the lyrics to the previous song, which the father berates his coffee-addicted daughter, and she responds:
3. Recitative B S
Schlendrian (which apparently translates "stick in the mud")
You naughty child, you wild girl,
ah! When will I achieve my goal:
get rid of the coffee for my sake!
Father sir, but do not be so harsh!
If I couldn't, three times a day,
be allowed to drink my little cup of coffee,
in my anguish I will turn into
a shriveled-up roast goat.
http://www.emmanuelmusic.org/notes_translations/translations_cantata/t_bwv211.htm - Lyrics via Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Boston, I kid you not (no pun intended). However, most sadly, this particular cantata is not on their performance list this year.
Fortunately for Liesgen, Happy Goat Coffee is a thing.
|NPR: How can you tell if your goat is happy? (original photo source)|