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Curiosity (1823) D795 (Op.25)


Part of a series or song cycle:

The Fair Maid of the Mill (D795 (Op.25))


Curiosity

I wouldn't ask the rainbow
I wouldn't ask a star
I'm certain that neither could tell me
The way things truly are
A rainbow's an illusion
A star's too far above
So trusty mill stream, tell me
If she returns my love
My dear, my sweet companion
You're strangely quiet today
I know you know the answer
Are you afraid to say?
Are you afraid to say?
'No'. That may be the answer
It's either that or 'yes'
So come what may, one word will define my happiness
Yes come what may, one word will define my happiness
My dear, my sweet companion
How churlish you can be
I know you know the answer
Is she in love with me?
Is she in love with me?

Composer

Franz Peter Schubert was an late Classical and early Romantic composer. He produced a vast oeuvre during his short life, composing more the 600 vocal works (largely Lieder), and well as several symphonies, operas, and a large body of piano music. He was uncommonly gifted from a young age, but appreciation of his music was limited during his lifetime. His work became more popular in the decades after his death, and was praised by 19th century composers, including Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms, and Liszt.

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