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Songs

In the Village

by Franz Schubert From Winter Journey (1827) D911

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Text

In the Village
English source: Jeremy Sams

The guard-dogs are growling
The night wind is howling
But safe on their pillows
The town is snoring

Tossing and turning
Secretly yearning
Longing for something
Less empty, less boring
But all their dreams will vanish come morning

Sleep on
Sleep on
There’s really no harm in dreaming
In planning
In scheming
In hopeless, in vainly hoping
You have to forgive them
You have to forgive them
It’s their way of coping

Dogs, do your work
And chase me from here
Growl as I pass
I do not belong here

Among the slumberers you’ll never find me
My dreaming days they are far behind me
Among the slumberers you’ll never find me
My dreaming days they are far behind me

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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