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In the Beautiful Month of May - Lyrics (2)

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Part I (cont'd)

Im Dorfe
(In the Village)
(music: Franz Schubert, Winterreise; text: Wilhelm Müller)

The dogs are howling, chains rattling.
The people are asleep in their beds
Dreaming of what they don’t have.

And in the morning it all has vanished
Oh, well. They had a little pleasure
And hope they will again find
What they left lying there.

Scare me off with your barking, you watchdogs,
Don’t let me rest at bedtime!
I am through with dreams.

Gretchen am Spinnrade
(Gretchen at the Spinning Wheel)
(music: Franz Schubert; text: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

My peace has left.
My heart is heavy.
I’ll never find it
Nevermore.

If he’s not here,
This is the grave.
The whole world
Is defiled for me.

My poor head
Is going crazy
My poor mind
Is falling apart.

My peace has left.
My heart is heavy.
I’ll never find it
Nevermore.

Only for him
Do I look out the window
Only for him
Do I leave the house.

His upright walk.
His noble face.
His smiling mouth.
His powerful eyes.

And his speech,
That enchanting stream.
How he holds my hand
And oh! His kiss!

My peace has left.
My heart is heavy.
I’ll never find it
Nevermore.

My bosom urges me
To go after him.
Oh, if I could only grasp
And hold him!

And kiss him
The way I want.
At his kisses,
I should die.

O could I kiss him
The way I want,
At his kisses,
I should die.

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