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The Weather Vane

by Franz Schubert From Winter Journey (1827) D911

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Text

The Weather Vane
English source: Jeremy Sams

The weather vane on my darling’s house
Is spinning, spinning wild and free
For just a moment, in my madness
I swear that it was mocking me

I should have heeded what it was saying
A warning sign for passers-by
That in this house hearts are constantly changing
That hope is a dream, that love is a lie

I see that winds of change are blowing
Not just on the roof, but deep inside
Why give a damn what I am feeling?
Your child is now a wealthy bride

Oh yes, the winds of change are blowing
Not just on the roof, but deep inside
Why give a damn what I am feeling?
Why give a damn what I am feeling?
Your child is now a wealthy bride
Your child is now a wealthy bride

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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