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Holder Zephyr

by Sir William Sterndale Bennett

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Holder Zephyr
German source: Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Holder Zephyr, wenn dein Hauch
Hin den Flug zur Liebsten nahm,
Kunde, dass ein Seufzer du,
doch sag’ ihr nicht, von wem er kam.

Klarer Quell’, wenn je mein Lieb
Weilend an dem Ufer bleib,
Murm’le, Thränen schwellten dich,
doch sag’ ihr, wer sie weinte, nicht!

Gentle Zephr
English translation © Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Gentle Zephyr, as you fly,
If you kiss my fair one’s ear,
Whisper soft that you’re a sigh,
But from whose heart she must not hear.

Limpid rill, if e’er my love
Near thy gurgling runnel rove,
Murmur that from tears you rise,
But tell her not from whose sad eyes!

Holder Zephyr
German source: Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Gentle Zephr
English source: Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Holder Zephyr, wenn dein Hauch
Gentle Zephyr, as you fly,
Hin den Flug zur Liebsten nahm,
If you kiss my fair one’s ear,
Kunde, dass ein Seufzer du,
Whisper soft that you’re a sigh,
doch sag’ ihr nicht, von wem er kam.
But from whose heart she must not hear.

Klarer Quell’, wenn je mein Lieb
Limpid rill, if e’er my love
Weilend an dem Ufer bleib,
Near thy gurgling runnel rove,
Murm’le, Thränen schwellten dich,
Murmur that from tears you rise,
doch sag’ ihr, wer sie weinte, nicht!
But tell her not from whose sad eyes!

Composer

Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Sir William Sterndale Bennett (13 April 1816 – 1 February 1875) was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. At the age of ten Bennett was admitted to the London Royal Academy of Music (RAM), where he remained for ten years. By…

Poet

Sir William Sterndale Bennett

Sir William Sterndale Bennett was an English composer, pianist, conductor and music educator. 

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