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Last Hope

by Franz Schubert From Winter Journey (1827) D911

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Last Hope
English source: Jeremy Sams

Here and there, some autumn leaves
A flash of colour here and there
When I see these autumn leaves
In wonderment I stop and stare

Then I try to pick a favourite
One to pin my hopes upon
Then the wind begins to shake it
And I whisper ‘Please hold on!’

When I see my leaf is falling
Why on earth should I be sad?
Look at me, I’m also falling
Crying crying
For every hope I had
Crying crying
For every hope I had


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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