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The Weather Vane (1827) D911


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The Weather Vane

The weather vane on my darling’s house
Is spinning, spinning wild and free
For just a moment, in my madness
I swear that it was mocking me
I should have heeded what it was saying
A warning sign for passers-by
That in this house hearts are constantly changing
That hope is a dream, that love is a lie
I see that winds of change are blowing
Not just on the roof, but deep inside
Why give a damn what I am feeling?
Your child is now a wealthy bride
Oh yes, the winds of change are blowing
Not just on the roof, but deep inside
Why give a damn what I am feeling?
Why give a damn what I am feeling?
Your child is now a wealthy bride
Your child is now a wealthy bride

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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