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Dreaming of Spring

by Franz Schubert From Winter Journey (1827) D911

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Text

Dreaming of Spring
English source: Jeremy Sams

I dreamed of flowers in springtime
I dreamed of birds on the wing
I dreamed of beautiful meadows
Of hearing the cuckoo in spring
Of hearing the cuckoo in spring

But then the cock was crowing
And I was jolted awake
And cold and dark and lonely
The morning began to break
And cold and dark and lonely
The morning began to break

But I can still see flowers
Engraved on the window pane
Yes I see leaves and flowers
Engraved on the window pane
You’d laugh at me if I told you
You’d say I had gone insane
You’d say I had gone insane

I dreamed of a lovely maiden
I dreamed of perfect love
Of holding and of kissing
A vision of heaven above
A vision of heaven above

But then the cock was crowing
My heart was shaken awake
And now I sit in silence
And wait for my heart to break
And now I sit in silence
And wait for my heart to break

I close my eyes so tightly
And try to dream again
I try to hold and kiss you
I try, but try in vain
My dream is already fading
Like flowers on the window pane
Like flowers on the window pane

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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