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Johann Christian Günther

Günther, Johann Christian (yōˈhän krĭsˈtyän günˈtər) [key], 1695–1723, German lyric poet. The young Goethe was inspired by the naturalness and vigor of Günther's verse. Among his remembered poems is the drinking song "Brothers, Let's Be Merry."

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