Good Morning

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

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Good Morning
English source: Jeremy Sams

All I did was say "Good morning"
But then you turned your face away
As if you'd cause to fear me
Is my regard so hard to bear
That you'd be happier anywhere
Than standing somehere near me
Than standing somewhere near me,
Anywhere near me

Must I look on in secrecy
Or wait until you notice me
Or hide away till you find me
Or maybe you're the sort of star
I have to worship from afar
Or else your light will blind me
Or else your light will blind me
Your light will blind me

No, I’ll be glad to wait for you
Your golden hair, your eyes of blue
Your smile, so soft, so dreamy
One day you’ll taste the morning air
And notice that I’m standing
I’ll wait until you see me
I’ll wait until you see me
Until you see me

“Good morning” you will say to me.
And if today it’s not to be
I’ll wait until tomorrow
The meadow lark is on the wing
My lady, can’t you hear it sing
Of love’s joy and sorrow
Of love’s joy and sorrow
Joy and sorrow


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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