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Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut (1869) Op.52 no.2

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Liebeslieder-Walzer (Op.52)

Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut

Am Gesteine rauscht die Flut
Heftig angetrieben;
Wer da nicht zu seufzen weiƟ,
Lernt es unterm Lieben.

The wildly lashed waves

The wildly lashed waves
dash against the rocks;
whoever has not learnt to sigh
will learn it when he loves.
Translations by Richard Stokes, author of The Book of Lieder (Faber, 2005)

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