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The Fingerpost (1827) D911


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The Fingerpost

Why do I avoid the highways
That the other travellers tread?
I prefer the mountain pathways
Taking secret roads instead
I prefer the mountain pathways
Taking secret roads
Yes secret roads instead
What offence have I committed ?
Or what murder have I done?
What insanity compels me
To hide from everyone?
Every highway has a signpost
Showing travellers where to go
But I don’t where I’m bound for
And I’ll never ever know
But I don’t where I’m bound for
And I’ll never ever
Never ever know
Nonetheless I have a signpost
It is fixed inside my mind
And it shows the road to travel
And road I left behind
And the road I left behind
Nonetheless I have a signpost
It is fixed inside my mind
And it shows the road to travel
And road I left behind
And the road I left behind

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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