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Her Favourite Colour (1823) D795 (Op. 25)


Part of a series or song cycle:

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


Her Favourite Colour

I'd dress in weeping willow
If that would make her love me
My love’s so fond of green
My love’s so fond of green
I'd lie beneath a cypress tree
And sleep on a bed of rosemary
My love’s so fond of green
My love’s so fond of green
I'd even join the huntsmen
if she’d think better of me
My love loves hunting green
My love loves hunting green
My prey would be a painless death
I'd hunt it to my dying breath
My love loves hunting green
My love loves hunting green
Then bury me on a hillside
with turf and grass above me
My love’s so fond of green
My love’s so fond of green
So let no dark grey cross be seen
Not flowers of beige or aubergine
Let everything be green
Let everything be green

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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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