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The Warrior's Foreboding (1828) D957


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The Warrior's Foreboding

In twos and threes
Beside the fire
My comrades try to sleep
I’m kept awake by pain and fear
By pain and fear
And longing strong and deep
I’ve only known one fireside
Where I could truly rest
My best beloved in my arms
My head upon her breast
Here all I see is swords and spears
Lit by the embers’ gleam
I see that life’s a vale of tears
I see that life’s a vale of tears
And love’s an empty dream
Yes love’s an empty dream
No.
Only you can keep me strong
Only you can keep me strong
My life’s the life I chose
Ill close my eyes and sleep erelong
Tomorrow? No-one knows.
Tomorrow ? No-one knows.
Yes.
Only you can keep me strong
Only you can keep me strong
My life’s the life I chose
Ill close my eyes and sleep erelong
Tomorrow? No-one knows.
Tomorrow ? No-one knows.

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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