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Three Suns

by Franz Schubert From Winter Journey (1827) D911

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Three Suns
English source: Jeremy Sams

Three suns were shining in the skies
I stopped and stared and rubbed my eyes
Yet still they shone, unflinchingly
As if to say they belonged to me

Oh please find somewhere else to shine
You’re someone else’s suns, not mine
Not long ago I too had three
But two no longer shine on me
I wish the third no longer shone
Now all my light and hope is gone


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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