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Jealousy and Pride (1823) D795 (Op. 25)

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

Jealousy and Pride

I know why you are flowing so fast today
You want to chase that bounty-hunter far away!
Turn back, turn back
For she is just as much to blame
Alas her lack of decency
Her lack of shame!
Turn back, turn back
I’m sure you saw her standing at her door last night
Her neck was craning searching for that fright-
Ful man
I think when hunters are returning from the kill
A proper decent girl should stay inside the mill
Yes when a hunter is still reeking from the kill
A proper decent girl should stay inside the mill
Yes go and find her
Go and tell her
Go and tell her
If you can
But not a word
Nothing be said
About the tears I might have shed
Please say
I’m happy as a lark today
I'm singing songs and watching as the children play
Please say… please say…
I’m happy
Happy as a lark today
Please say… please say…
I’m happy watching as the children dance and play
Please say… please say…please say.

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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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