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The miller and the brook (1823) D795 (Op.25)


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The miller and the brook

The miller:
"When true hearts are broken
When true lovers sigh
Then roses and lilies
Will fade and die
The moon weeps in sympathy.
But secretly
She goes into hiding
So no one can see
The angels however
Will openly weep
Their sobbing their sighing
Will sing you to sleep."
The brook:
"But love takes the teardrops
She's wrung from your eyes
And turns them to stardust
To light up the skies
She turns them to stardust
She lights up the skies
New roses start growing
Half red and half white
And they'll never wither
They'll bloom day and night
No, they'll never wither
They'll bloom day and night
The angels in heaven
Will know how you cried
They'll glide down each morning
To be by your side
They'll glide down each morning
To be by your side"
The miller:
"My dear beloved mill stream
So wise and so true
But do you know what love does?
It tears you in two
Your waters can soothe me
So cool, so deep
So hold me and enfold me
And sing me to sleep
Yes, hold me and enfold me
And sing me to sleep."

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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