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A thank you to the stream

by Franz Schubert From The Fair Maid of the Mill (1823) D795 (Op. 25)

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A thank you to the stream
English source: Jeremy Sams

Were you leading me here?
My gurgling friend?
Was I being guided?
Were you leading me here?
Were you leading me here?
I reckon you were
To lead me to her.

Yes
That’s what you wooed me
Why you pursued me
To lead me to her.
To lead me to her.

Or perhaps it was her?
Yes it might even be
That she sent you to me?
She sent you to fetch me
She sent you to me?
She sent you to me?

Who cares who did what?
or which way around
I came looking for labour
and look what I found!

For how could I guess
Who’d answer the door
Now I’m living in heaven
Who could ask for more?
Who could ask for more?

Composer

Franz Schubert

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…

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