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Where now?

by Franz Schubert From The Fair Maid of the Mill (1823) D795 (Op. 25)

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Text

Where now?
English source: Jeremy Sams

‘Was that the sound of water
In the valley far below?
Is it something I imagined
Or is it really so?’

And though the path led upwards
And though the road was clear
Still something led my footsteps
To see what I could hear
Yes something led my footsteps
To see what I could hear

And that’s why I clambered downwards
Over steep, over rocky ground
To find its magic music
To hear its silver sound
To find its magic music
To hear its silver sound

Who knows where this will lead me
Who knows what I will find
Who knows what I’ll find
The sound of rushing water
Has mesmerized my mind
The sound of rushing water
Has mesmerized my mind

It’s more than rushing water
That’s leading me along
It’s like a choir of wood-nymphs who sing their siren song
A magic choir of wood-nymphs who sing their siren song

So sing me your magic music
And flow where you will flow
Wherever you may lead me
I’m more than glad to go.

Wherever you may lead me
I’m more than glad to go.
So sing me your magic music
And flow where you will flow
Where you flow,
I will go….

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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