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The Fingerpost

by Franz Schubert From Winter Journey (1827) D911

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Text

The Fingerpost
English source: Jeremy Sams

Why do I avoid the highways
That the other travellers tread?
I prefer the mountain pathways
Taking secret roads instead
I prefer the mountain pathways
Taking secret roads
Yes secret roads instead

What offence have I committed ?
Or what murder have I done?
What insanity compels me
To hide from everyone?

Every highway has a signpost
Showing travellers where to go
But I don’t where I’m bound for
And I’ll never ever know
But I don’t where I’m bound for
And I’ll never ever
Never ever know

Nonetheless I have a signpost
It is fixed inside my mind
And it shows the road to travel
And road I left behind
And the road I left behind

Nonetheless I have a signpost
It is fixed inside my mind
And it shows the road to travel
And road I left behind
And the road I left behind

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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