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The Linden Tree (1827) D911


Part of a series or song cycle:

Winter Journey (D911)


The Linden Tree

I knew where I would find you
The tree I loved so well
My guardian, my companion
In heaven and in hell
It’s far too dark to read them
The names I carved so deep
But when those names betrayed me
It’s here I came to weep
Tonight, though, I ignored you
I stumbled blindly by
And even in the darkness
I closed a tearful eye
But still your leaves were whispering
They sang their siren song
‘Come back to me and rest here
For here’s where you belong’
A bitter wind attacked me
My hat flew to the ground
I knew that you were calling
I didn’t turn around
And now you’re miles behind me
Beloved linden tree
Yet still I hear you calling
‘You’ll find your peace in me’
Yes now you’re miles behind me
Beloved linden tree
Yet still I hear you calling
‘You’ll find your peace in me’
‘You’ll find your peace in 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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