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The Fisher Maiden (1828) D957


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The Fisher Maiden

You lovely fisher maiden
Row over here to land
We can sit and talk by the seashore
And you can take my hand
We can sit and talk by the seashore
And you can take my hand
Yes you can take my hand
You’ll lay your head on my shoulder
And gaze at the restless sea
You’ve steered through tide and tempest
What can you fear from me?
You steer through tide and tempest
What can you fear from me?
My heart is like the ocean
With wave and wind and tide
And many secret treasures
Are lurking deep inside
And many secret treasures
Are lurking deep inside

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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